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I am a beginner harmonica player. I bought recently a C harmonica and subscribed to two online learning courses. After a few weeks, I noticed I would prefer to learn some Eastern European/gypsy melodies instead of those blues/campfire songs which they teach in my courses. Can somebody recommend an online course for that purpose? On which harp do people play Eastern European music? A minor harp?

I still will continue my subscribed courses. I noticed in one course the teacher uses an A harmonica. I play on a C harmonica. Does that matter?

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    I'm not able to play the harmonica but I'm pretty sure you need a harmonic minor harmonica (so not natural minor) to play in gypsy style – flappix May 18 at 20:09
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    Playing by yourself, it doesn't really matter what key your harmonica is in. Playing with others, if the song's in C, use a C harp, or for cross harp playing, use an F. – Tim May 19 at 6:59
  • @skymedium could you post some examples of eastern european or gypsy harmonica playing? I'm not an expert in this area of harmonica music, but if you post some videos or recordings, I will be able to tell you what type of harmonica it is, and in what key they're playing it. – Some_Guy Aug 9 at 15:58
  • it would be possible to play gypsy melodies on a 10 hole harmonica in cross harp (the flat 2 is available in that position, and there are some useful bends to play some of the necessary melodic inflections, just like fiddle and clarinet players in that style do). However, while I know that you could play gypsy/eastern European harmonica like that, I don't know if that's what those players actually do (because I've never heard a harmonica played like that) – Some_Guy Aug 9 at 16:01

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