Re: beginner's problem

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Posted by Bluzharper on April 01, 2001 at 09:45:40:

In Reply to: beginner's problem posted by K. Charles on April 01, 2001 at 08:50:41:

K. Charles,
First off welcome to the world of Harmonica and youre in the right place. One of the problems with a wood bodied harp is air leakage, as wood is porous it makes it harder to play. The body of the harp may not seal well to the reed plates. Swelling of the wood body from moisture is another problem. The wood expands and can be sharp at the corners of the holes. A Hohner Blues harp has the reed plate extending to the front of the harp and some find this less comfortable. Keep in mind all harmonicas were made with wood bodies before plastic came along and thousands of people learned to play on them. Like most things in life youll get out of learning to play harmonica just what you put in it. Hohner Blues harps are not a bad harp, I think some first timers buy them because of the name. You may want to try a plastic body harp and see the difference, let us know. Good Luck to you and keep the questions coming..

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