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The type of Harmonica
Apr 11, 2018

The harmonica is a very small musical instrument that can be played solo or as an accompaniment. There are various types of harmonica on the market. Due to their different types, the sound fields vary slightly depending on the type and tonality. As a melody instrument, we can use it to play at least two kinds of chords, and even high-level musicians blow two relatively independent voices while following the structure of the instrument.


This type of instrument is very small, easy to carry, and playing skills are relatively easy to grasp, so it is very popular with people. According to different pronunciation methods, the harmonica can be divided into two types: single reed pronunciation and multi-reed pronunciation. Among them, the more popular chromatic scales, the blues harmonica, and the like belong to the single reed sound, while the polyphonic, chord, and bass harmonica belong to the latter.


Next we mainly introduce to you what is a diatonic harmonica. This instrument is very popular in the European and American markets. This kind of instrument has two holes and uses Ritcher tuning. There are no 4 and 6 basses, but two 5s. This design was originally designed to take into account the needs of national music and can be produced by playing some chords. At the same time, with the advent of accent technology, this instrument has become more popular with people.


At the same time, it also gives this unique harmonica charm. What's unique about this type of instrument is its exquisite body shape and unique sound. It is an extremely "humanized" instrument. In blues music, this type of harmonica has a par with the guitar.


In the performance, we can also use this harmonica to play some ethnic tunes. At the same time, this kind of harmonica is more difficult to learn than polyphony. An important reason is that the flexible use of pressure technology requires long-term practice, and its unique music theory also requires some energy to learn.

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