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Harmonica Set For Beginners

Why You Need A Harmonica Set

A begining harmonica player who has mastered the nack of nailing a single note now needs a harmonica set. Chances are you already have a diatonic harmonica in the key of ‘C’. Whilst there are advanced players who can get a full chromatic scale out of one ‘C’ harmonica this requires a lot of skill and is generally impractical, but for a modest outlay compared to buying any other form of instrument …

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