What is the easiest song to play on the harmonica?
10 Easy Harmonica Songs (with links to the Tabs)
- Ode to Joy.
- Mary Had a Little Lamb.
- When the Saints Go Marching in.
- Jingle Bells.
- Row Row Row Your Boat.
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
- Stand By Me.
What key harmonica is most popular?
One of the big surprises here is the popularity of G major. In other analyses of popular music keys (albeit usually with much smaller datasets) C major has been shown to be the most widely used key by a significant margin. G major has usually been a distant second – often around half as frequently used as C major.
What rock songs have harmonica?
Harp On It: 20 Great Rock Songs Featuring Harmonica
- Little Stevie Wonder—“Fingertips Pt.
- The Beatles—“Love Me Do”
- The Rolling Stones—“Midnight Rambler”
- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band—“Work Song”
- Charlie Musselwhite—“Christo Redemptor”
- John Mayall and the Blues Breakers—“Parchman Farm”
- The Yardbirds—“I’m a Man”
What key should my harmonica be in?
A standard 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of “C” is best for most of the instruction and lessons here (other key harmonicas come later). Double-rowed harmonicas (sometimes 8, 10, or 12 sets of double holes) are called Tremolo harmonicas and they are not the proper type of harmonica for our instruction.
What is the best harmonica key for a beginner?
key of C
Most harmonica teachers recommend starting out with a 10-hole diatonic harmonica tuned to the key of C. The Hohner 1896 Marine Band 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C makes a great beginner’s instrument.
What singer used a harmonica?
|New York City, New York, U.S.
|Blues rock, alternative rock, jam band
|musician, songwriter, promoter
|Vocals, harmonica, guitar
What harmonica did little Walter use?
When it came to harmonicas, Little Walter played only the best. During the peak of his musical career, he exclusively played the Hohner Marine Band Classic 1896. This was a classic 10 hole Diatonic harmonica played by Little Walter, and is still in production today.
What are some good songs to play with a harmonica?
When they do – your ears will clearly tell you if your harmonica sounds out of place. Billy Joel – Piano Man (the famous solo is not hard to figure out by ear! Try it!) Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah (the Jeff Buckley version, while not in the key of C, is defiantly worth a listen)
What kind of harmonica do you use to play Leon?
This beautiful song from the soundtrack of the movie “Leon” is played on a chromatic harmonica (the harmonica with the button on the side as you can see in the video) and solely on single notes. Towards the end of the solo, you can hear a perfect example of combining parts the song’s melody line into the solo itself.
What makes a harmonica such an amazing instrument?
Harmonicas are such amazing instruments. In such a tiny package it can produce riffs and full solos that range from very upbeat and happy (like the ones in Long Train Runnin’, Hook…) to ones that touch you deeply and give the whole song a sad vibe even if they only last for ten seconds and are made of six notes. (He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother)
Where is the harmonica solo in the song?
The solo is at the beginning and the end of the song. That’s a pretty simple but very fun and happy solo that can also be performed pretty easily while playing guitar and having the harmonica on a harmonica holder.