Saturday, December 08, 2012
I initially thought about learning the guitar, then I realized the cost and the amount of space it would take up. My next option was the harmonica. I searched Google to make sure there were resources available online for learning the harmonica, and yeah there are plenty.
My next decision was what harmonica should I buy. I did my research and decided on the Suzuki Folkmaster. I read that a beginner should pay around $30.00 for a good harmonica because it is harder to learn on cheaper ones. I also read don't spend less than $10.00. I decided to spend between those two prices, so the $15.00 Suzuki Folkmaster was my choice. Beginners can "blow out" a reed, so I decided to go with a cheaper model. Plus, if I lose interest or totally suck, $15.00 is not that much money.
I have been practicing for about two weeks now and yes I am still a beginner. I can play "Row Row Your Boat" once. The harmonica is a "blind" instrument. You cannot see what you are doing. You have to rely on sound, feel, and muscle memory. The harmonica is sometimes called a blues harp, or just harp. I will keep harp'n away and see what happens.
Posted by PittCheMBA at 12/08/2012 01:59:00 AM