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Here are our Number 1 recommendations for those beginner harmonica players out there ready to get started. But, you can't go wrong with any of these recommendations regardless of your level. Click below on "More Instruments" for guitar, keyboards, melodicas, kazoos, and other.

Buy Lee Oskar harmonica Lee Oskar Major Diatonic- "The No. 1 HarmonicaLessons.com diatonic harmonica recommendation. The serious beginner can't go wrong with the standard Lee Oskar major diatonic in the key of "C". It is a bit more expensive than some of the other brands, but worth the price for it's consistent volume, tone, and durability. It's airtightness makes it easier to learn to bend on. Be sure to use the pulldown menu to select the key of "C" if you are just starting out. The Lee Oskar harmonicas also feature the 1st Position and 2nd Position [click here for definitions] keys printed on the ends of each diatonic for easy reference. You can also order Lee Oskar Replacement Reed Plates when the reeds go bad."
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 Suzuki SCT-128 Professional 16 hole Tremolo Chromatic Harmonica Seydel Standard Chromatic Harmonica- A good starter chromatic for kids or anyone who just wants to try one out before making a more substantial investment. If you are serious at all about playing chromatic, you are best off starting with a better quality one as found below. A Key of "C" Chromatic Harmonica with 12 holes and 3 complete octaves.
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...
Harmonica Lessons.com Harmonica Lessons.com (website instruction)- Our sister-website: 45+ hrs Video Instruction | Attend up to 12 Online Classes Each Month | Beginners thru Advanced -- Learn 24/7 -- Review video lessons as many times as you want. Learn to Jam/Play Blues Harmonica | 190 Most Popular, Requested Songs & Tabs. Click here to Learn More.
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.
HarmonicaLessons.com presents: Vol.1: Beginners Start Here
"Harmonica Beginners: Easy How To Play Guide Book"- *Tips, Techniques, Lesson Plans, Easy Blues Riffs for Jamming, and 10 Fun & Easy Songs. *Clear, concise explanations for beginners of all ages. *Simple Song Note Tablature -- You don't need to read music to play. *Includes a FREE Trial Membership at HarmonicaLessons.com: Sample 45 hours of lesson video and attend live, online classes for a week. 102 pages, 65 photos; also, free access to website audio song/riff examples.
Our thoughts: A great beginners book to get anyone started playing harmonica.
Suzuki Manji and HarmonicaLessons.com Beginners Book Suzuki Manji and HarmonicaLessons.com Beginners Book - Get started right with our 102-page Beginners Harmonica Instruction Book and a quality diatonic harmonica (in the Key of "C") for learning how to play harmonica!...
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...
HarmonicaLessons.com Beginners Tutorial Book | Lee Oskar Harmonica HarmonicaLessons.com Beginners Tutorial Book | Lee Oskar Harmonica - Get started right with our 102-page Beginners Harmonica Instruction Book and a quality diatonic harmonica (in the Key of "C") for learning how to play harmonica!...
Lee Oskar 6-Pack Popular Keys & HarmonicaLessons.com Beginning Instruction Book Lee Oskar 6-Pack Popular Keys & HarmonicaLessons.com Beginning Instruction Book - Save money and buy the 6 most popular and common keys of the Lee Oskar Major Diatonic with carrying pouch; plus the HarmonicaLessons.com 102-page Beginning Instruction Book -- get started playing now!
HarmonicaLessons.com Super Starter Harmonica Package Harmonica Store Super Beginner Package- Save $200 with this Super Starter Package! Recommended by HarmonicaLessons.com as the ultimate package for the serious beginner or enthusiast. Start (or continue) your playing career with quality instruments. The Lee Oskar Major Diatonics and the Hohner #270 Chromatic are favorites of pro harmonica players around the world.
Included in the Package: 5 Lee Oskar Major Diatonic harmonicas in the popular keys of C, D, F, G, and A; Hohner #270 Chromatic Harmonica (12-Holes, pear wood body); Lee Oskar Repair and Maintenance Kit; Hohner Harmonica Carrying Case; and our 102-page Beginning Instruction Book.
Buy CX-12 chromatic Hohner CX-12 Chromatic Harmonica- For the average or beginning player, this chromatic is a dream. The CX-12 is a fairly new model for Hohner, but it is quickly becoming popular for its smooth ballad-like sound, easy action, good volume, and ease of disassembly for cleaning and repair. You will most likely want to stick with the key of "C". 12 holes, 3 complete octaves, hole 1 is "middle C".
Harmonica Video Lesson | Instruction Book | Lee Oskar Harmonica Combo Harmonica Video Lesson | Instruction Book | Lee Oskar Harmonica Combo- Makes a great gift for yourself or a friend! A complete package to get started playing: a Video Lesson with HarmonicaLessons.com author Dave Gage, the "Harmonica Beginners: Easy How To Play Guide" instruction book, and a Lee Oskar 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica....
Buy Dylan tab book The Harp Styles of Bob Dylan- (Tab Book) "A Bob Dylan harmonica tab book. With vocal melody, harmonica notation, lyrics..."

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