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Harmonicas for Beginners

Here at The Harmonica Company, we stock harmonicas that are suitable for all budgets and abilities, from children through to professional musicians. The harmonica is a relatively inexpensive instrument, especially considering its versatility, which makes it perfect both for those just starting their musical journey, and for experienced musicians who want to try something new without having to spend a fortune.

Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica
Fender Harmonicas

Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica

£14.99

7 Keys available

The Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica is versatile enough for any level of player, from beginner to expert. It has a solid construction, a traditional shape and a bright, articulate tone. The ABS comb is designed to be moisture and swell resistant, whilst the chromed metal covers ensure it will keep its good looks for many years. Reeds are traditional brass, and bend with ease, and, unusually for an entry level harmonica, the reed plates are replaceable. The Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica has an engraved top cover plate provides a pleasingly retro finish to this handsome harmonica. Available in a range of 7 standard major keys: C, D, E, F, G, A and Bb. Also available as a 7 harp set, which offers a significant saving over buying all of the keys individually. This diatonic 10-hole harmonica offers the classic sound and long-lasting reliability of any genuine Fender instrument. Players who are looking for a higher end diatonic should check out the Fender Blues Deville, which features highly durable and great sounding phosphor bronze reeds - similar to those used in Suzuki harps - but still comes in at an impressively low price point. About Fender Fender Musical Instrument Corp can trace it origins to Leo Fender's original business - Fender Radio Service, which was involved in the repair and maintenance of PAs and radio equipment. Experiments with the lap steel guitar in the 1940s led to them changing their name to Fender Instruments, and  producing one of the earliest solid body electric guitars - the Telecaster. This led to the development of their most famous guitar - the Stratocaster - which helped to shape popular music throughout the 1960s and beyond. Harmonicas are a recent addition to the Fender portfolio of instruments, but the Blues Deluxe has the same level build quality, playability and tone you would expect from any product from the "Big F".... Read more
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Hohner Big River MS
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Big River MS

£28.29

11 Keys available

The Hohner Big River is an attractive and robust instrument offers an ideal basis for beginners. Streamlined covers with side vents, plastic comb and brass reed plates offer a fantastic price/quality ratio, and is the entry point in Hohner' range for a German built harp. The Big River is part of Hohner's MS line, which allows components from any of the MS models to be interchangeable. So, it is possible to marry Big River cover plates with a Blues Harp comb and Meisterklasse 580/20 reed plates. Like other MS models, the Big River uses a compromised tuning that is slightly closer to equal temperament than the Marine Band Classic and the Special 20. Reeds: 20. Reed Plate: Brass, 0.9mm. Keys: C Major, D Major, E Major, F Major, G Major, A Major, Bb Major, B Major. Comb: Plastic. Plastic snap box. Made in Germany About Hohner Hohner has been producing harmonicas and related instruments in Germany since the middle of the 19th century. It is responsible for many innovations in harmonica design and manufacturing, including the world's first production chromatic harmonica, and its harmonicas have been used by almost all of the 20th century's most important blues, folk, country, pop and jazz musicians.... Read more
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Hohner Blues Bender Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Blues Bender Harmonica

£20.99

7 Keys available

The Hohner Blues Bender features "Patented Acoustic Covers" (PAC) for greater volume and easy note bending with its airtight plastic comb and thicker reed plates for a consistent tone. This mouth organ is ideal for anyone learning to play the Blues and those who are developing their note bending skills. Comb: ABS, black Number of hole: 10 Reeds: 20 brass Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Read Plate Surface: brass Cover Surface: stainless steel Keys: C, D, E, F, G, A & B flat    ... Read more
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Hohner See-Thru Happy Blue Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner See-Thru Happy Blue Harmonica

£6.99
The Hohner See-Thru Happy Blue Harmonica is a genuine 10-hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. It is an excellent low-priced beginners instrument for blues, folk and rock. This would also be a fantastic harp choice for children. Reeds: 20 brass Comb: ABS, Blue Reed Plates: 0.9mm aluminium Reed Plate Surface: aluminium Number of Holes: 10 Key: C-major Length: 10cm Available in blue, red, green and yellow ... Read more
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Hohner See-Thru Happy Red Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner See-Thru Happy Red Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner See-Thru Happy Red Harmonica is a genuine 10-hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. It is an excellent low-priced beginners instrument for blues, folk and rock. This would also be a fantastic harp choice for children. Reeds: 20 brass Comb: ABS, Red Reed Plates: 0.9mm aluminium Reed Plate Surface: aluminium Number of Holes: 10 Key: C-major Length: 10cm Available in blue, red, green and yellow ... Read more
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Hohner Silver Star Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Silver Star Harmonica

£12.99

7 Keys available

The Hohner Silver Star harp is a robust beginner's model for blues, rock and folk. Reeds: 20. Reed Plate: Brass, 0.5mm. Keys: C Major, D Major, E Major, F Major, G Major, A Major, Bb Major. Comb: Plastic. Plastic snap box. ... Read more
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Hohner Speedy Black Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Speedy Black Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner Speedy Black Harmonica has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in different colours. The robust construction makes it the ideal musical instrument for children, giving them a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play the basics of the harmonica. Reeds: 8 brass Comb: polystyrene, black Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Reed Plate Surface: brass Number of Holes: 4 Key: C Length: 10cm Available in blue, Yellow, Black, Pink ... Read more
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Hohner Speedy Blue Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Speedy Blue Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner Speedy Blue Harmonica has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in different colours. The robust construction makes it the ideal musical instrument for children, giving them a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play the basics of the harmonica. Reeds: 8 brass Comb: polystyrene, blue Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Reed Plate Surface: brass Number of Holes: 4 Key: C Length: 10cm Available in blue, Yellow, Black, Pink ... Read more
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Hohner Speedy Pink Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Speedy Pink Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner Speedy Pink Harmonica has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in different colours. The robust construction makes it the ideal musical instrument for children, giving them a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play the basics of the harmonica. Reeds: 8 brass Comb: polystyrene, pink Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Reed Plate Surface: brass Number of Holes: 4 Key: C Length: 10cm Available in blue, Yellow, Black, Pink ... Read more
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Hohner Speedy Yellow Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Speedy Yellow Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner Speedy Yellow Harmonica has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in different colours. The robust construction makes it the ideal musical instrument for children, giving them a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play the basics of the harmonica. Reeds: 8 brass Comb: polystyrene, yellow Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Reed Plate Surface: brass Number of Holes: 4 Key: C Length: 10cm Available in blue, Yellow, Black, Pink ... Read more
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Seydel Session Standard Harmonica
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Session Standard Harmonica

£28.99

18 Keys available

The Seydel Session Standard Harmonica is a diatonic harp with a plastic comb and stainless steel covers. A fantastic blues harp that is ideal for beginners. Learn to play on this wonderful Seydel Session Standard Harmonica, that comes in the majority of keys. The Session Standard shares the same construction as the more expensive Session Steel model; the only difference is that the Standard comes with brass, rather than stainless steel, reeds. The reed plates from the Session Steel are interchangeable with the Session Standard, so it's possible to upgrade to these in the future, should you wish to. All Seydel harmonicas are manufactured in Germany, so the Session Standard represents one of the of the most cost-effective entry points to a quality German made diatonic. Some players prefer the sound of the traditional brass reeds used in this harmonica and a small number of other Seydels, such as the Favorite, to the stainless steel reeds used in the majority of the company's harps. Like the Session Steel, the Session Standard features recessed reed plates, which means that the player's mouth doesn't come into contact with the reed plates, aiding rapid runs up and down the harmonica. The ABS comb is durable and swell resistant. A great harp for any player, but an especially good choice for those who want a quality instrument without breaking the bank! About Seydel Seydel is the world's oldest extant manufacturer of harmonicas, having been producing the instruments in Germany since the 1940s. Following World War 2, the factory was, unfortunately, located within the newly formed GDR, and the company was absorbed into the state run manufacturer of musical instruments - VEB Klingenthal Harmonica Works. After the end of the Cold War, Seydel was returned to the descendants of its owners, then was sold to the current owners around a decade later. They are now known for their high quality, durability, and, in many models, their signature stainless steel reeds.... Read more
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Suzuki Airwave Diatonic Harmonica
Suzuki Harmonicas

Suzuki Airwave Diatonic Harmonica

£14.99

3 Colours available

The Suzuki Airwave diatonic harmonica is the only instrument you can play simply by breathing in and out of it. You can play right away and sound really good in just a few minutes! Other harmonicas are really small and hard to hold, but the Suzuki Airwave harmonica has a cool modern design that's easy to hold and easy to play! And there are no metal parts on the outside to scratch you or get hung up on. Music... from the Harp! A Suzuki exclusive, the Airwave harmonica is the answer to a beginning player's dream. Included with the Airwave is an instructional booklet that teaches notes, chords, and has exciting play along songs. Learning to play the Suzuki Airwave harmonica is as easy as 1-2-3. Available in three colours, the Suzuki Airwave has no external screws or metal parts like other harmonicas so it's safe for even the youngest of pupils. It is constructed of tough and virtually unbreakable resin so will easily withstand the occasional trip to the floor! The ergonomic body design is easy to hold and play, notes are much easier to find due to the hole spacing. Do not be mislead by appearance - this is no musical toy and benefits from Suzuki's wealth of experience and technology. The Professional quality reeds, comb and air tight body mean this harmonica really plays! Key: C 10 holes Diatonic Available in: blue, red, orange ... Read more
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Suzuki Easy Rider Diatonic Harmonica
Suzuki Harmonicas

Suzuki Easy Rider Diatonic Harmonica

£8.99

4 Keys available

The Suzuki EASY RIDER harmonica is our answer to every entry level player's dream. An exceptional quality product manufactured to exacting specifications. It's built to last, feels comfortable and sounds great. Laser tuned brass reeds are easy to pitch bend for that fat, expressive sound the blues and folk player wants. The Easy Rider harmonica includes a compact carrying case. Available in the keys of C, D & G. Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
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Suzuki Folkmaster Diatonic Harmonica
Suzuki Harmonicas

Suzuki Folkmaster Diatonic Harmonica

£16.99

12 Keys available

The Suzuki Folkmaster Diatonic is an economical purchase for a easy to play harp. Its exceptional sound clarity and perfect tuning is made possible by a unique laser manufacturing process. Thin bendable reeds produce a mellow tone and the widest choice of sound timbres available from any mouth organ manufacturer. If you are nostalgic for the sound of the past, this traditional diatonic is the right harmonica for you. Classic design with sculptured metal cover Moulded plastic waterproof body Keys: C, G, A, D, E, F, Bb, B, F#, Eb, Ab and Db Includes hard shell case   Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
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Suzuki Harpmaster Diatonic Harmonica
Suzuki Harmonicas

Suzuki Harpmaster Diatonic Harmonica

£26.99

12 Keys available

The Suzuki Harpmaster features an easy to play, free blowing design with its solid ABS comb and focused note holes. The bendable laser tuned phosphor bronze reeds produce the clarity and rich, mellow tones you would expect from much more expensive harmonicas. The classically shaped reed covers offer the look and feel of the traditional harmonica and they are built from durable polished stainless steel. The Harpmaster will provide you with years of proven performance. The Harpmaster includes a hard shell carrying case Available in the keys of C, A, A Flat, B, B Flat, D, E, E Flat & G. Check each key to see if we have stock  If we are not showing a product in stock, please contact us. ... Read more
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Suzuki Play 365 Days Harmonica
Suzuki Harmonicas

Suzuki Play 365 Days Harmonica

£8.99

12 Colours available

The Suzuki Play 365 Days "PlayPal" Harmonica is a nice colourful way to express yourself and your music, a great choice for beginners and children. 12 exciting designer colours let you show your style for all the World to see! Available in the key of C, each PlayPal Harmonica is constructed of high grade plastic with Suzuki logos. Quality reed plates produce a free flowing sound and make them especially easy to play. Collect them all and put some colour into your life! Key: C Holes: 10 Colours: Lemon, Orange, Red, Pink, Mauve, Blue, Sky, Lime, Green, Mustard, Tan, Gray ... Read more
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Tombo Hope 10 Diatonic Harmonica
Tombo Harmonicas

Tombo Hope 10 Diatonic Harmonica

£15.99

4 Keys available

This model is no longer available. Please consider the Lee Oskar Major Diatonic also made by Tombo... Read more
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Seydel Just Play Harmonica - Junior Starter Kit
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Just Play Harmonica - Junior Starter Kit

£26.99
The Seydel Just Play Harmonica - Junior Starter Kit comes with a booklet (36 pages) & video workshop for children from 6 years old up to adults of any age. Everyone can enjoy this fantastic starter kit. With this workshop you will learn how to play harmonica - even if you have never played another instrument before. Your teacher Mr. Just will help you to succeed - step-by-step! With the videos (or the multimedia programs) you can easily practise wherever you go. Ten songs for any occasion and a high-grade "JUSTY" harmonica in C-major included! Just scan the QR-codes in the booklet with your smartphone* and each lesson will start automatically - it is that easy! The unique tutorial method with "Mr. Just" as the conductor is very easy to understand and it is a lot of fun to play along. In the book you will also find the sheet music/tabs and the lyrics of each song. In the videos the sheet music scrolls slowly from the right to the left and you can play along untill you can play a song by memory! Additionally each song can be started as a multimedia-program on your desktop computer. Then you can mute the harmonica and play along to the piano as soon as you learned to play a certain song! DOWNLOAD the Android APP today! Here  ... Read more
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Seydel Soundcheck Vol. 1 - Blues Beginner Pack
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Soundcheck Vol. 1 - Blues Beginner Pack

£30.99
The Seydel Soundcheck Vol. 1 - Blues Beginner Pack comes with 1 x Blues Session Harmonica in C & an introductory booklet, downloadable Multimedia-Program for Mac/Windows/Linux from the first note to your own solo music reading not required multimedia software and MP3s backing tracks to play along with Come with a convenient leather pouch This workshop delivers the core knowledge of experienced harmonica players in a condensed format, presented in an educational and fresh style. All necessary topics are covered. Play music without reading the notes. Learn also on the computer - the workshop is additionally provided through easy-to-use downloadable multimedia software. This guide will give you those tips and 'eureka' moments a beginner harmonica player would otherwise need a long time to discover.... Read more
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Fender Blues Deluxe 3 Pack of Harmonicas - C, G, A
Fender Harmonicas

Fender Blues Deluxe 3 Pack of Harmonicas - C, G, A

£39.99

Out of stock

3 pack of the most popular harmonica keys - C, G and A. Perfect for the seasoned harpist or those who are just starting out, the Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica is versatile enough for any level of player. With solid construction, a traditional shape and bright, articulate tone, this diatonic 10-hole harmonica offers the classic sound and long-lasting reliability of any genuine Fender instrument.... Read more
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Hohner 360? Collectors Edition Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner 360? Collectors Edition Harmonica

£19.99

Out of stock

The Hohner 360° Collectors Edition Harmonica commemorated the 50th anniversary of the remarkable occasion when Walter Schirra played the Hohner Little Lady harmonica in outer space. This Hohner 360 is still small enough to make it your permanent companion. On December 16th, 1965 a musical instrument was played in outer space for the first time in history. Walter Schirra, commander on board the Gemini 6, surprised Mission Control with the Christmas tune “Jingle Bells” played on the Hohner Little Lady, the world’s smallest harmonica. 10 hole diatonic harmonica Transparent ABS body Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Length: 10.5 cm Key: C-major ... Read more
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Hohner Pioneer Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Pioneer Harmonica

£12.99

Out of stock

On December 16th 1965, a musical instrument was played in outer space for the first time - the HOHNER Little Lady. As this event demonstrates, HOHNER harmonicas are played literally everywhere. Be part of this world and enjoy music - everywhere. The Hohner Pioneer was made to commemorate the Pioneering spirit that sent brave men and women to choose an unknown path and to launch a Pioneering new direction in harmonica design. Features Transparent body Made in the most popular key -- C-major Durable Stainless steel plates Innovative and great looking clear ABS Reed Plate surface, Mouthpiece & Comb. ... Read more
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Hohner See-Thru Happy Green Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner See-Thru Happy Green Harmonica

£6.99

Out of stock

The Hohner See-Thru Happy Green Harmonica is a genuine 10-hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. It is an excellent low-priced beginners instrument for blues, folk and rock. This would also be a fantastic harp choice for children. Reeds: 20 brass Comb: ABS, Green Reed Plates: 0.9mm aluminium Reed Plate Surface: aluminium Number of Holes: 10 Key: C-major Length: 10cm Available in blue, red, green and yellow ... Read more
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Hohner See-Thru Happy Purple Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner See-Thru Happy Purple Harmonica

£7.99

Out of stock

The Hohner See-Thru Happy Purple Harmonica is a genuine 10-hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. It is an excellent low-priced beginners instrument for blues, folk and rock. This would also be a fantastic harp choice for children. Reeds: 20 brass Comb: ABS, Purple Reed Plates: 0.9mm aluminium Reed Plate Surface: aluminium Number of Holes: 10 Key: C-major Length: 10cm Available in blue, red, green and yellow ... Read more
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Hohner See-Thru Happy Yellow Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner See-Thru Happy Yellow Harmonica

£6.99

Out of stock

The Hohner See-Thru Happy Yellow Harmonica is a genuine 10-hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. It is an excellent low-priced beginners instrument for blues, folk and rock. This would also be a fantastic harp choice for children. Reeds: 20 brass Comb: ABS, Yellow Reed Plates: 0.9mm aluminium Reed Plate Surface: aluminium Number of Holes: 10 Key: C-major Length: 10cm Available in blue, red, green and yellow ... Read more
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What is the Best Key of Harmonica for a Beginner?

We recommend starting with a harmonica in the key of C, as this is the most popular key in which songs are written, and is also the key used by most Youtube tutorials for beginners. Diatonic harmonicas are much simpler to learn on than chromatics, and provide the same basic skills, so unless you're a very fast learner and multi-instrumentalist, it's probably best to start on a diatonic before getting into the complexities of chromatic playing.

The keys of G and A are the next most popular keys; as a consequence, many models are available as a pack of 3 in these keys, at a discount from buying them individually. Read more in our What Harmonica Should I Buy as a Beginner article.

What is the Best Brand of Harmonica for a Beginner?

In terms of brands of harmonica, we recommend sticking with the major manufacturers, such as Hohner, Seydel and Suzuki, amongst others. This will ensure that you will be getting an instrument that is correctly tuned and easy to play, even at the entry level pricepoint.

What is the Best Model of Harmonica for a Beginner?

Which specific model you purchase will depend largely on your budget, but it is worth remembering that German and Japanese made harmonicas (usually identified by their price being £30 and more) generally feature replaceable reed plates. This means that when a reed does eventually become out of tune, the reed plates, rather than the whole harmonica, can be replaced - which saves money, and offsets some of the initially higher purchase costs.

Our Harmonica Recommendations

We recommend the Suzuki Airwave for small children who are serious about playing, as this harmonica has been specially designed from the ground up to facilitate learning the harmonica at a young age. For adults and older children, the best 'bang for your buck' harmonicas are the least expensive German and Japanese made harmonicas, such as the Seydel Session Standard, Hohner Big River and Suzuki Bluesmaster, which feature slightly better airtightness than many of the cheaper harps, making the hard task of bending notes as a beginner considerably easier.

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