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How to take care of my harmonica?

Harmonica Care and Maintenance



First, a few tips about the INSIDE of your harmonica:


  • The things that actually make the sound inside the harmonica are thin strips of metal
    called REEDS.

  • Your harmonicas’ reeds (if a key of C) are only 3/8” (9 mm) to 5/8” (16 mm). They aren’t very big!
    So, they need to be handled just right so they’ll work right for you:
    Because the reeds are small, small things caught in the harmonica can make them sound
    bad, so you want to keep those little reeds CLEAN.

  • Here are a few tips for taking care of your harmonica:

  • DON’T EAT and play your harmonica.

  • Don’t drink sticky, heavy drinks before playing.

  • Rinse your mouth out well, or brush your teeth if necessary, before
    playing the harmonica.

  • Keep your harmonica in the box or in some other clean place (pocket,
    purse) if you aren’t playing.

  • TAKE NOTE when you put your harmonica down - pay attention to where you
    put it: your harmonica is small and easily misplaced.

  • Tap your harmonica out gently after playing, tapping out the excess saliva - holes down.

  • DON’T LET OTHERS PLAY YOUR HARMONICA -
    unless it is someone you don’t mind kissing - because you’re definitely kissing your harmonica
    every time you play!
  • Be aware that "bending" notes - though it can sound great - may literally bend the reeds out of tune - don't force the reeds when you bend them, use finesse.

  • KEEP YOUR HARMONICA SOMEWHERE CONVENIENT SO YOU CAN PLAY OFTEN.

  • Get in the habit of having a harmonica with you AT ALL TIMES - you never know when it
    could come in handy.

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