Founded in 1857, HOHNER -- the world's biggest manufacturer of harmonicas --has proudly maintained a tradition of high quality instrument making. Tireless investment in research and development, combined with knowledge that has been cultivated for decades, insures high quality standards -- both now and in the future. By working in close co-operation with the most renowned professional harmonica players, they ensure that their instruments remain on the cutting edge of the industry. Hohner's long standing dedication to harmonica excellence has inspired a loyal following among players from all walks of life; young and old, amateur and professional.
Lee Oskar is most popularly known as one of the founding members of the seminal jam band WAR. Driven by his unique style and demand for quality, Lee set out to make a better instrument and decided to partner with Tombo of Japan, one of the oldest and most respected harmonica manufacturers in the world. With Lee’s pioneering ideas and Tombo’s uncompromising manufacturing process, the Lee Oskar Harmonica was born in 1983.
Established in 1847 by Christian August Seydel factory in Klingenthal, Germany. Today, C.A.Seydel Söhne is the oldest harmonica factory in the world still in operation. Even more remarkable, all the instruments are still handmade today in Klingenthal.
Established in 1953, the very first product line ever produced by Suzuki Musical Instruments was the harmonica. In continuous production and development ever since, Suzuki Harmonicas have become the most technically advanced harmonicas in the World. All Suzuki Harmonicas feature laser reed tuning with specially developed reeds that produce the widest choice of sound timbres within any harmonica line. Suzuki designed some models with an all new machined alloy body that not only controls expansion due to heat and moisture, but works to amplify and project the harmonica sound qualities.
America’s Finest harmonica. Being built in Indianapolis, Indiana using Stainless Steel cover plates and Phosphor Bronze reeds. In 2000, we sent the best harmonica factory in the world our design for a new harmonica with old ideas. With this new instrument, we went back in time with a traditional cover plate design, but we went more modern with everything else. In August 2003, we unveiled our Bushman Delta Frost harmonica to the world at the SPAH Convention in Dallas, TX. From that moment on, the Delta Frost has been a smash hit with harmonica players around the world. That's because it's made right - each instrument is accurately tuned, and then securely fitted together to provide airtight, super responsive performance. The reeds for the Delta Frost are cut from the trade's very best Phosphor Bronze.
|Basic Harmonica Definitions||How A Harmonica Works||Parts of A Harmonica|
|How To Hold A Harmonica||How To Breathe Properly||Bending Notes|
|Notes of a "C Key" Harmonica||Playing An Embouchure||Playing Chords|