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 #9276  by Benthegoodbum
 Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:31 am
I was curious...how is the harmonica noted?

 #9277  by wisedyes
 Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:08 am
They are particular to a key, for instance A Major, C Major, etc. There are also chromatic harmonicas that have every note, but very few people play them. It's very hard to do well, from what I understand. I believe that there are also pentatonic harps, but I could be wrong.

 #9278  by Benthegoodbum
 Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:20 am
Sorry, I should have worded that better. I know that certain harmonicas are in certain keys but I was actually wondering how the noting goes...like is it just a few notes of that particular key or is it all of them?

 #9279  by Benthegoodbum
 Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:22 am
Nevermind...I just googled it. Should have done that in the first place. Man I love Google!

 #9280  by shakedown_04092
 Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:12 am
So what did you find on Google? I'm curious...

 #9283  by shakedown_04092
 Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:06 pm
Wow, really cool, thanks. I've never really played a harmonica and always wondered how they worked. Neat site, thanks again!