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Hohner Diatonic Harmonicas

Diatonic- The standard 10-hole diatonic harmonicas come in all 12 keys of music and allow you to play a complete 7-note scale of the key of the harmonica. Additional notes from outside the scale can be acquired by "bending" certain draw (inhale) and blow (exhale) notes. Most professionals primarily play diatonic harmonica. Diatonic harmonicas are typically used in blues, rock, country, and folk, but can also be found in nearly all styles of music. They are sometimes referred to as a "blues harp", "harp", "short harp", or "standard 10-hole".

The particular model and brand of diatonic played by your favorite pro is not important when choosing a harmonica, more importantly, learn to play like the pro and you will sound like them. If you are at all serious about learning to play, start with a good quality one. The cheaper ones leak air, are very difficult to learn to bend, and can cause no end of frustration.

Note: All keys of standard diatonic harmonicas are layed out and played the same way. That is, if you own a standard 10-hole diatonic in a key other than the key of "C" (like an "A" or "D" for instance), it will play the same as the "C" for songs, riffs, and instruction, but the music comes out in a different key.


Buy Marine Band Crossover Harmonica Marine Band Crossover Harmonica- The classic Hohner Marine Band harmonica has a new sibling. This excellent playing Marine Band Crossover sports a quality air-tight bamboo comb that creates a great tone and ease of bending for blues, rock, country, or whatever style of music you play. Recommended for beginners and pros alike.
Buy Hohner Rocket Hohner Rocket Harmonica- The Rocket represents a new breakthrough in diatonic harmonica design. The ergonomically designed comb has rounded sides and edges for maximum comfort. Wide open cover plates and channel design enhance pressure to ensure maximum loudness...
Buy Hohner Special 20 Hohner Special 20- This is one of our favorite Hohner diatonic for price and quality. This model is "Just Intonation" tuned so that your chord playing sounds...
Hohner Special 20 Package Hohner Special 20 Package (5 keys/case)- Save money and buy 5 popular keys of the Hohner Special 20 Diatonic. Also included is a free Hohner logo carrying case that holds 7 harmonicas total.
Includes keys of: "C", "D", "E", "G", "A". This is the HarmonicaLessons.com favorite Hohner diatonic for price and quality and ease of use for beginners and pros alike. This model is "Just Intonation" tuned so that your chord playing sounds a bit smoother and richer.
Hohner Special 20 12 keys Hohner Special 20 (all 12 keys)- Save time and money and buy all 12 standard keys of the Hohner Special 20 Diatonic (you'll want them all sooner or later anyway). Each harmonica comes in it's own case.
Includes keys of: "C", "Db", "D", "Eb", "E", "F", "F#", "G", "Ab", "A", "Bb" and "B". This is the HarmonicaLessons.com favorite Hohner diatonic for price and quality and ease of use for beginners and pros alike.
Hohner Marine Band Deluxe Hohner Marine Band Deluxe- This harmonica incorporates a variety of improvements on the original design which optimize and ensure greater volume and faster response, while retaining the rich and powerful Hohner classic sound. Improvements include: re-designed cover plates...
Hohner Marine Band Deluxe 12 keys Hohner Marine Band Deluxe (all 12 keys)- Save time and money and buy all 12 standard keys of the Hohner Marine Band Deluxe Diatonic (you'll want them all sooner or later anyway). Each harmonica comes in it's own case.
Includes keys of: "C", "Db", "D", "Eb", "E", "F", "F#", "G", "Ab", "A", "Bb" and "B". This harmonica incorporates a variety of improvements on the original design to optimize and ensure greater volume and faster response, while retaining the rich and powerful Hohner classic sound.
Buy Marine Band Thunderbird Crossover Harmonica Hohner Thunderbird Crossover Harmonica (Low Keys)- The Thunderbird, the latest addition to the legendary Marine Band product line, creates a new benchmark for low and super low diatonic harmonicas...
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Buy Bob Dylan Package with Harmonica Bob Dylan Package / Hohner Crossover Harp, Song-Tab Books, Harmonica Holder- Package Includes: Hohner Crossover Harmonica (key of "C"); Harp Styles of Bob Dylan- (Tab Book); Bob Dylan for Harmonica- (Song Book); Hohner Harmonica Holder (HH1). Perfect gift for a Dylan fan or yourself.
John Lennon Signature Harmonica John Lennon Signature Harmonica- Following in the footsteps of the popular Bob Dylan and Steven Tyler Signature Series, Hohner Inc. announces the release of the John Lennon IMAGINE Signature Series harmonica.....
Buy Hohner Golden Melody Hohner Golden Melody- This is a good choice for advanced players that are looking to venture into overblows and overdraws. These, like the Lee Oskar diatonics, are designed more for...
Hohner Golden Melody 12 keys Hohner Golden Melody (all 12 keys)- Save time and money and buy all 12 standard keys of the Hohner Golden Melody Diatonic (you'll want them all sooner or later anyway). Each harmonica comes in it's own case.
Includes keys of: "C", "Db", "D", "Eb", "E", "F", "F#", "G", "Ab", "A", "Bb" and "B". This is a great sounding harmonica and a good choice for advanced players...
Buy Hohner Meisterklasse Hohner Meisterklasse (MS)- This is the high end of the Hohner diatonic line with an aluminum comb, replaceable MS reed plates, and was handmade in Germany. They don't play or sound immensely different than many other...
Buy Hohner Cross Harp Hohner Cross Harp (MS)- This is a solid choice for a Hohner MS diatonic. It comes with cool black cover plates and a gold-anodized plastic comb. They do look great and the playability and sound is comparable to the other...
Hohner Special 20 Package Steven Tyler Signature Series- Key of "A". Steven Tyler worked very closely with Hohner to design the instrument to his exact specifications, in both looks and playability....
Buy Hohner Marine Band Hohner Marine Band - This is indeed the classic model of all wood comb diatonics. Although never announced publicly, Hohner decided to finally seal the original pearwood combs so they no longer swell and shrink from moisture as they once did. The standard Marine Band is a great diatonic for blues, rock, and country players and players of all levels...
5 Pack Hohner Marine Band and Case 5 Pack Hohner Marine Band and Case- Save money and buy 5 popular keys of the Hohner Marine Band Diatonic. Also included is a free Hohner logo carrying case that holds 7 harmonicas total. (If you'd like to add 2 more popular keys to fill out your case, we recommend adding the Marine Band keys of "F" and "Bb".) The case size is: 5.5"W x 2.75"H x 9.5"D.
Hohner Marine Band 12 keys Hohner Marine Band (all 12 keys)- Save time and money and buy all 12 standard keys of the Hohner Marine Band Diatonic (you'll want them all sooner or later anyway). Each harmonica comes in it's own case.
Includes keys of: "C", "Db", "D", "Eb", "E", "F", "F#", "G", "Ab", "A", "Bb" and "B". Each Marine Band comes in it's own case. This model is "Just Intonation" tuned so that your chord playing sounds a bit smoother and richer.
Buy 12-Hole Hohner Marine Band Soloist (364S/24) harp 12-Hole Hohner Marine Band Soloist (364S/24)- Three complete C-major scales in a Richter-style harmonica with 12 channels. The Soloist is tuned...
Buy Hohner Blues harp Hohner Blues Harp (MS)- The "MS" in the Hohner-MS refers to the Hohner Modular System which means you can use these reed plates interchangeably between all "MS" products and buy "MS" replacement reed plates. Our comments: For a Hohner with a wood-comb, aside from the Marine Band Deluxe, this is the best one out of the box in terms of...
Buy Hohner Marine Band Hohner Big River (MS) - If you want or need to save a few bucks on your harmonica purchase, this is the one to get. It is the best of the lower-priced models on the market. But, we still recommend you pay a few more dollars and get a more consistent, airtight model. Especially if you are a beginner...
Hohner Big River 12 keys Hohner Big River (all 12 keys)- Save time and money and buy all 12 standard keys of the Hohner Big River Diatonic (you'll want them all sooner or later anyway). Each harmonica comes in it's own case.
Includes keys of: "C", "Db", "D", "Eb", "E", "F", "F#","G", "Ab", "A", "Bb" and "B". If you want or need to save a few bucks on your harmonica purchase, this is the model to get. It is the best of the lower-priced models on the market. But, we still recommend you pay a few more dollars and get a more consistent, airtight model.
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