DATE: Tue, 20 Sep 1994 11:12:50 CDT From: haandru~mm.com (Harvey A. Andruss, III) Subject: Re: harmonicas/kids & Mellow Down Easy
>Does anybody have an feelings one way or the other about >what she should get (echo, diatonic, Huang Solo Cadet, what?)?
and then Norbert:
>I bought one of the Hohner knockoffs built in China >called the "Bluesband" which was only five bucks. This harp is an >imitation of the Bluesharp, before it went modular. Anyway, she seemed >to be able to play it just fine (for a 7-year old).
My 3 year old likes this one also (only in C). She just chords, but is starting to understand where the low and high notes are. This works for now, but moving to something else will depend on what kind of music she wants to play, what she's heard, etc (she's into the Lion King stuff right now, and Mary Poppins).
The kid in _Free Willy_ played a Marine Band diatonic, and my nephews have watched that video 100s of times in the last year, so I'll be gettin' them as Christmas gifts (ages 6 and 10).
If Michael's daughter is taking piano and flute lessons, he might want to start her out with a C chromatic (easiest to read music !?) and maybe a C diatonic for starters. Others know more about the echo or tremolo models, but echoing Tim's earlier statement (NPI ;), you get what you pay for.