Miniature Harmonica

What kind of harmonica is used in August Rush?

I know the song and i figured out the tabs for the most part but i can't figure out what KIND of harmonica was used.

In the movie called August Rush they probably used a Chromatic harmonica.

There are many types of harmonica produced by many renowned harmonica manufacturers, which are readily available in the market. Generally they can be divided into 3 main groups.
Here's a list: (hope this helps:)

1, Solo
a, - Diatonic (

i - Tremelo
ii - Echo (iii - Octave
iv - Blues / 10 Holes
b, - Chromatic

2, Ensemble
a, - Bass (
b, - Chord (
c, - Horns
d, - Baritone

3, Others :
a, - Baby / Miniature / One Inch harmonica b, - Historic collection.
i, - Trumpet call
ii, - Echobell
iii, - Puck and double puck
iv, - Echophone

1, Solo) - As the name implies, is to be performed by 1 person only.

Diatonic harmonica
IV, Echo

Echo harmonica

Echo harmonica are used in specific songs for its effects. The design of the harmonica creates a unique echo effect with beautiful tunes.

b, Chromatic

Chromatic harmonica

Have been very popular among players in these few years. The Chromatic harmonica usually uses a button-activated sliding bar to redirect air from the hole in the mouthpiece to the selected reed-plate, although there was one design, the "Machino-Tone", which controlled airflow by means of a lever-operated movable flap on the rear of the instrument Able to play all the '#' notes (picture the white keys on a piano, with the black keys). This harp can be used for any style such as classics Jazz, blues, Celtic and western music. As the range of music played often can reach up to 4 octaves, it is often used in ensembles.

2, Ensemble - Rare and usually used in orchestras and ensembles.

I, Bass
Bass harmonica

Some say it’s the world’s heaviest harmonica. It is mainly used to play bass notes in the orchestras due to its solid and low tunes. The Bass harmonica can be further divided into Contra bass and Double bass. It playes an octave lower range than baritone harmonica.

The Bass harmonica consists of two separate combs joined together one atop the other with moveable connectors at their ends. Most of the bass harmonicas are all-blow instruments covering much the same range as the viola family Contra and Double Bass in string instrument. Today, Double Bass harmonicas are all octave tuned, which means that each hole has two reeds one of which plays the bass note and the other a note an octave higher while Contra Bass harmonicas only consist of one reed only. The lower comb contains the notes of the C major diatonic scale, while the upper comb contains the notes of a C# (sharp - Db) diatonic scale.

II, Chord
Chord harmonica

Some say it’s the world’s longest harmonica which plays 8 reeds simultaneously. It consists of 384 reeds which has 48 chords: major, seventh (7), minor, augmented and diminished for ensemble playing. It is laid out in four-note clusters, each sounding a different chord on inhaling or exhaling. Typically each hole has two reeds for each note, tuned to one octave of each other. However, less expensive models often have only one reed per note.
Baritone
Baritone harmonica

It playes an octave lower range than normal tremelo harmonica. It produces a rich and deep ensemble sound which is equivalent to a viola in string instrument.

3. Others

I, Baby / miniature / One Inch harmonica

Baby / Miniature harmonica
4 holes, 8 reeds miniature harmonicas are usually used as gifts though such miniature harmonica at 1 inch in length can play a perfect octave.

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