beginner harp for irish/folk

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madden
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beginner harp for irish/folk

Post by madden » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:49 am

I'm wishing to learn to play irish/folk and ive never so much as picked up a harmonica in all my 40 something years. So there's your work cut out for you! Hoping for advice on what piece to start with that will not break the bank just yet. I've looked to on the website but it looks like all the likely candidates I thought I should get have been sold out or are no longer being made? I have happily ordered the book on playing irish music from our website and cant wait for it to arrive and in the mean time have been shopping with much confusion. Please help

CrawfordEs
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Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

Post by CrawfordEs » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:00 pm

On Brendan’s website you can still order the 10 hole Suzuki pro master in Paddy Richter
Or for a bit less get the Lucky 13 and just ignore those first three holes for a bit.
Seydel offers 10 hole Paddy Richter harmonicas
Or if you have a tuner and a small file you can turn any harmonica into a Paddy Richter harmonica yourself with a gentle touch and a few minutes patience.

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triona
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Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

Post by triona » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:24 pm

And Seydel offers the 10-hole-harp in Do-it (Dale King's open Irish tuning) too. I like it very much for jigs and reels.

Another option is the Seydel Sampler in D+G (called the "Irish").
It is similar to the discontinued Irish Session Harp of Brendan (solo tuned, 12-hole, with slide). If you are interested in this model, I can tell you the differences. I play both of them.


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madden
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Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

Post by madden » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:56 pm

Ive ordered the lucky 13! I’m excited to get started! Brendan please make it come fast!!! :D and thanks for the suggestions

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