Harmonica or the mouth organ, a free reed wind instrument, is one of the highly popular musical instruments which is used extensively in musical genres like Blues, American folk music, Indian Film Music, Country and Rock and Roll. The Harmonica, due to its small form factor, is often the first choice for musicians on the road. Bajaao understands this never dying need to have music all around all the time and so we bring to you the best of the harmonicas to buy. Be it Bob Dylan or Stevie Wonder, world renowned musicians have used harmonicas to create iconic music as its sound has the tendency to touch souls instantly. We offer a wide variety of immensely loved and successful models of harmonicas and accessories from Hohner and Seydel to save you from the hassle of of trying to pick one over the other. This wind instrument is also known by various other names around the world- Mouth Organ, Mouth Harp or Haproon.
What are the different types of Harmonicas?
There are many types of harmonicas but the most popular types are :-
Diatonic Harmonicas, Chromatic Harmonicas, Tremolo Harmonicas & Octave Harmonicas.
What is the difference between Diatonic & Chromatic Harmonicas?
Diatonic Harmonicas - These are the most common types of Harmonicas, especially for beginners. Diatonic Harmonicas are scale-specific, i.e. They only play notes of the scale they are based on, which means there is a different harmonica for every scale. These are mostly used in Blues, Indian Film Music, Country & Rock Music genres.
Chromatic Harmonicas - They can play all musical notes and are not scale-specific. This offers greater range, but is also why they are not preferred by beginners. Chromatic harmonicas have a slider/ scale shifter which when pressed, sharpens the note and give the player access to all chromatic notes. (e.g. C-C#-D-D#-E-F-F#-G- etc)
As a beginner, how many holes do I need on my Harmonica?
A 10 hole Harmonica is perfect for beginners to start with. The most common options available include 10 holes, 12 holes and 14 holes.
Which key should I buy my Harmonica in?
C-Scale Harmonicas are most popular for beginners, This depends on the kind of music/song you’re playing. however. G and E scale harmonicas are also common.
How is a Tremolo Harmonica different from other Harmonicas?
Tremolo Harmonicas have 2 Reeds per note, so they create 2 Sounds of the same note, which results in the thicker sound and a vibrato effect. Their overall sound signature is close to that of an organ.
Due to hygiene issues, Harmonicas are not returnable unless they have a product defect or malfunction. To ensure 100% customer satisfaction Bajaao suggests that you call its Product Specialists at +912242035353 to get all your harmonica questions answered. In addition, https://www.bajaao.com/collections/harmonicas has a very helpful filter and sort function, so you can browse its entire harmonica catalog based on the features and budget.