Which harmonicas to get?

Happy ColorNew harmonica players, both old and young, need reliable instruments. In particular, the instrument must be in tune. Here are two instruments which will serve well.

The Hohner Happy Color harmonica, shown right, is designed for children. It has a plastic body, brass reed plates, is made in China and comes in a variety of colours. It one is the cheapest harmonicas available, however it is in tune and is surprisingly playable.

The Seydel Session Steel is a more expensive and much better instrument than the Happy Color Harmonica, and much easier to play. However, compared to other instruments, guitar, flute, it is still cheap. You can buy the Session Steel harmonica online here.

Special 20If you choose a Seydel Session Steel, make sure that you get one in the Key of C. Then you and your child can play along with the music on the site. The Happy Color Harmonica is only available in the Key of C.

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