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Buying mondharmonica?

The harmonica is a very popular, mostly wood-instrument metal. It belongs to the category of wooden wind instruments. The small instrument is widely used in the blues, folk and jazz genre. But also in pop music and rock. Even in classical music, the harmonica occurs. The first oral organs were first made in China three thousand years ago. The harmonica as we know today was established in the first half of the nineteenth century. It has been developed in Europe.Read more...
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Mondharmonica kopen?

Als er één instrument is dat klein genoeg is om in je binnenzak mee te nemen, maar toch een groots en meeslepend geluid kan voortbrengen is het wel de mondharmonica. En vergis je ook niet in het aantal verschillende muziekstijlen waarvoor de ‘mondharp’ inzetbaar is. Natuurlijk kennen we het instrument van de heerlijke rauwe en onvervalste Amerikaanse bluesmuziek, maar ook is hij niet weg te denken bij pop-, rock-, country- en soms zelfs klassieke muziek. Probeer het eens uit en je zult jezelf en anderen verbazen over wat voor een prachtige muziek er uit zo’n klein instrument valt te halen! Lees meer...

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Mondharmonica kopen?

Als er één instrument is dat klein genoeg is om in je binnenzak mee te nemen, maar toch een groots en meeslepend geluid kan voortbrengen is het wel de mondharmonica. En vergis je ook niet in het aantal verschillende muziekstijlen waarvoor de ‘mondharp’ inzetbaar is. Natuurlijk kennen we het instrument van de heerlijke rauwe en onvervalste Amerikaanse bluesmuziek, maar ook is hij niet weg te denken bij pop-, rock-, country- en soms zelfs klassieke muziek. Probeer het eens uit en je zult jezelf en anderen verbazen over wat voor een prachtige muziek er uit zo’n klein instrument valt te halen! Lees meer...

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How does a harmonica work?

The instrument has metal tongues as it were. These can move back and forth. By blowing or sucking through the bladder holes, these tongues are trilled. This way the sound arises. When sucked, a different tone arises than when you blow.

 

Different harmonicas

There are four different types of harmonica:

- Diatonic

- Chromatic

- Tremelo

- Octave

The diatonics have ten bladder holes and are very popular in blues music. The chromatic variant often has a button on the side. This allows you to raise each tone by a half tone. These are, as it were, the black keys to a piano. In this way it is possible to play more different pieces of music. These are often used by jazz musicians. Tremelo and octave harmonicas are a lot less popular. Both have instead of one, two rows of holes. The tremelo often gives a trembling sound. The octave gives another very full sound. Each harmonica is back in its own key. Depending on what music or what song you want to play, you need another instrument.

 

How do you play harmonica?

To be able to play this instrument properly, a good breathing technique is very important. Often, playing harmonica is also used by physiotherapists. Or for people with problems on the lungs. You can play it through tongue blocking or just lipblocking. This is the way in which the holes are closed, so with the tongue or with (the inside of) the lips. The way of playing is a very personal thing. This is developed for a large part while playing and practicing.

 

Notable songs and artists

Because the harmonica is a versatile instrument. Could be made a lot of different music. Many well-known artists have applied it in their music. A number of hits have also been scored with this. Here is a list of some of the most famous songs written:

Bruce Springsteen - The River

Stevie Wonder - Praat met God

Geblikte warmte - op de weg opnieuw

Zwarte sabbat - De tovenaar

Billy Joel - Piano Man

Muse - Ridders van Cydonia

Beatles - Love Me Do

Neil Young - Heart of Gold

Elton John - Dark Diamond

Bob Dylan - Verward in blauw

Led Zeppelin - wanneer de Levee breekt

U2 - Vrijheid voor het volk

Racoon - Love You More

Megadeth - Trein van de gevolgen

 

Also, a number of classical pieces for harmonica have been written. Like "Harmonica Concerto" by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Or "Divertimento for harmonica and string quartet" by Gordon Jacob.

 

 

 

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