The harmonica is like a pocket-sized piano. It’s small, but it can make significant and beautiful sounds. Have you ever heard of the chromatic harmonica?
It’s a special kind of harmonica that can play all the notes (chromatic scale) like a piano.
Playing a chromatic scale on a chromatic harmonica is made easy by using the slide button, unlike diatonic harmonicas.
Chromatic harmonicas are versatile instruments, used in various styles such as jazz and classical music. Some chromatic harmonica players have even developed blues harmonica techniques for this type of harmonica (chromatic harp).
Today, we’ll learn about the chromatic harmonica in the key of C. We’ll look at three types: 12 holes, 14 holes, and 16 holes.