Harmonica - Hohner Old Standby Diatonic 10-Hole
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Bucks County Folk Music Shop is proud to be a Hohner dealer.
This Hohner "Old Standby" Diatonic 10-Hole Harmonica includes:
- Diatonic (see below)
- Available in multiple keys - please Contact Us for availability
- Richter tuning
- 20 Reeds
- 0.9 mm brass reed plates
- Recessed reed plates for air tightness
- Stainless steel cover surface
- Brass reed plate surface
- ABS mouthpiece surface
- ABS comb
- Screw assembly for easy maintenance
The Old Standby is a tried and true musical companion, great for blues, folk, or even an old time sea shanty! Priced to fit any budget, this is an ideal harmonica for beginners or pros.
Diatonic vs. Chromatic:
Diatonic: The most common type of harmonica is the diatonic or Richter harmonica. It is typically used in blues, rock, country, and folk, but can be found in all styles of music. The diatonic harmonica is a single voice instrument and usually has 10 channels, each with one blow and one draw note. Due to their diatonic tonal layout, the player generally needs several instruments in different keys.
Chromatic: As the name suggests, it contains all natural notes plus all sharps and flats, thus enabling chromatic melodies. Basically the chromatic harmonica consists of two harmonicas, one in C and one in C#, separated from one another by the slide, which is operated by the button at the side. The chromatic harmonica is used mainly in jazz and classical music, but can also be heard in pop, rock and folk as well as in the blues.