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.

Discover Miniature Harmonica On eBay Below:

Vintage Hohner Miniature Harmonica Made in Germany with Case No 39
Vintage Hohner Miniature Harmonica Made in Germany with Case No 39
$7.00
Princes Japan Miniature Harmonica Vintage WWII and Works
Princes Japan Miniature Harmonica Vintage WWII and Works
$10.99
Miniature Atom Harmonica Keychain
Miniature Atom Harmonica Keychain
$3.99
Vintage Baby Miniature Harmonica Keychain Working Harmonica Japan 1950s
Vintage Baby Miniature Harmonica Keychain Working Harmonica Japan 1950s
$2.99
Vintage Medal Occupied Japan Miniature Tiny Harmonica Watch Fob Charm 4 Hole
Vintage Medal Occupied Japan Miniature Tiny Harmonica Watch Fob Charm 4 Hole
$10.32
Vintage HOHNER MINIATURE HARMONICA No 39 Made In Germany Original Red Case
Vintage HOHNER MINIATURE HARMONICA No 39 Made In Germany Original Red Case
$14.95
Vintage Hohner Little Lady Miniature Harmonica No 39 Made in Germany
Vintage Hohner Little Lady Miniature Harmonica No 39 Made in Germany
$10.00
OLD Miniature Made In Occupied Japan Medal Butterfly Harmonica
OLD Miniature Made In Occupied Japan Medal Butterfly Harmonica
$9.99
Vintage Pee Wee Miniature Harmonica Made in Occupied Japan
Vintage Pee Wee Miniature Harmonica Made in Occupied Japan
$7.25
Set of highly collectible vintage miniature harmonicas from the early 1900s
Set of highly collectible vintage miniature harmonicas from the early 1900s
$8.00
Antique Vintage Miniature Harmonica Crown Japan
Antique Vintage Miniature Harmonica Crown Japan
$9.95
vintage hohner germany little lady miniature harmonica pendant
vintage hohner germany little lady miniature harmonica pendant
$12.00
VINTAGE PEE WEE MINIATURE HARMONICA KEYCHAIN MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN
VINTAGE PEE WEE MINIATURE HARMONICA KEYCHAIN MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN
$12.63
Vintage Pee Wee Miniature Harmonica Made in Occupied Japan
Vintage Pee Wee Miniature Harmonica Made in Occupied Japan
$14.95
Estate Occupied Japan Piano Brand Working Miniature 4 Hole HARMONICA Charm
Estate Occupied Japan Piano Brand Working Miniature 4 Hole HARMONICA Charm
$17.99
Antique Miniature Harmonicamade in occupied japan
Antique Miniature Harmonicamade in occupied japan
$7.95
Vintage Miniature Hohner Harmonica With Ring for Chain Made In Germany
Vintage Miniature Hohner Harmonica With Ring for Chain Made In Germany
$15.00
Vintage Medal Occupied Japan Miniature Tiny Harmonica Watch Fob Charm 4 Hole
Vintage Medal Occupied Japan Miniature Tiny Harmonica Watch Fob Charm 4 Hole
$8.99
Vintage Hohner Larry Adler WORKING Miniature Harmonica
Vintage Hohner Larry Adler WORKING Miniature Harmonica
$25.00
Vintage Miniature Hohner Harmonica Harp W Chain Free Shipping
Vintage Miniature Hohner Harmonica Harp W Chain Free Shipping
$7.49
Vintage Collectible Miniature Harmonica Necklace Pendant YAMAHA 4 Holes Working
Vintage Collectible Miniature Harmonica Necklace Pendant YAMAHA 4 Holes Working
$39.00
NIPPER MINIATURE HARMONICA  ACCORDION MAKER HARMONIKA HOROVICE PIN BADGE CZECH
NIPPER MINIATURE HARMONICA ACCORDION MAKER HARMONIKA HOROVICE PIN BADGE CZECH
$29.90
Vintage Hohner Miniature Harmonica with Case Made in China Red Case
Vintage Hohner Miniature Harmonica with Case Made in China Red Case
$9.99
Vintage Pee Wee Miniature Harmonica Made in Occupied Japan
Vintage Pee Wee Miniature Harmonica Made in Occupied Japan
$9.99
Vintage Painted Miniature Harmonica
Vintage Painted Miniature Harmonica
$9.99
Vintage Delin Miniature Advertising Harmonica
Vintage Delin Miniature Advertising Harmonica
$3.99
Vintage Pee Wee Miniature Harmonica Made in Occupied Japan
Vintage Pee Wee Miniature Harmonica Made in Occupied Japan
$13.00
Vintage Music Japan Miniature Wooden and Metal Collectors Harmonica
Vintage Music Japan Miniature Wooden and Metal Collectors Harmonica
$15.30
Antique Miniature Harmonica Made In Occupied Japan Metal Brand
Antique Miniature Harmonica Made In Occupied Japan Metal Brand
$7.99
Vintage MINIATURE Mini HARMONICA Keychain Key Ring Size Stamped Japan
Vintage MINIATURE Mini HARMONICA Keychain Key Ring Size Stamped Japan
$9.99
RETRO UNUSUAL MINIATURE HOHNER HARMONICA NECKLACE IN HOHNER CASE
RETRO UNUSUAL MINIATURE HOHNER HARMONICA NECKLACE IN HOHNER CASE
$6.95
Empress Miniature German Harmonica with Box
Empress Miniature German Harmonica with Box
$13.95


Recently Purchased Miniature Harmonica:


miniature harmonica charming made in japan, vintage medal occupied japan miniature tiny harmonica watch fob charm 4 hole, vintage pee wee miniature harmonica made in occupied japan, vintage hohner little lady miniature harmonica no 39 made in germany, antique hohner no 39 miniature harmonica germany w box excellent condition, a vintage miniature hohner harmonica cs2618, vintage baby miniature harmonica keychain working harmonica japan 1950s, vintage hohner miniature harmonica made in germany with case no 39, empress miniature german harmonica with box, retro unusual miniature hohner harmonica necklace in hohner case, miniature atom harmonica keychain, vintage miniature mini harmonica keychain key ring size stamped japan, princes japan miniature harmonica vintage wwii and works, antique miniature harmonica made in occupied japan metal brand, nipper miniature harmonica amp; accordion maker harmonika horovice pin badge czech, vintage collectible miniature harmonica necklace pendant yamaha 4 holes working, vintage miniature hohner harmonica harp w chain free shipping, antique miniature harmonicamade in occupied japan, estate occupied japan piano brand working miniature 4 hole harmonica charm, vintage hohner germany little lady miniature harmonica pendant , antiquevintage miniature harmonica crown japan, old miniature made in occupied japan medal butterfly harmonica, vintage hohner miniature harmonica no 39 made in germany original red case, set of highly collectible vintage miniature harmonicas from the early 1900s, miniature silver harmonica keychain key chain pioneer instrument occupied japan, miniature silver harmonica keychain key chain working instrument occupied japan, vintage hohner larry adler working miniature harmonica, vintage miniature hohner harmonica with ring for chain made in germany, vintage japan tiny little miniature toy harmonica music musical instrument works, vintage hohner miniature harmonica with case made in china red case, vintage painted miniature harmonica , vintage delin miniature advertising harmonica, vintage lot of 2 miniature harmonicas hohner in satin case ok goldencup charms, vintage pee wee miniature harmonica keychain made in occupied japan, vintage music japan miniature wooden and metal collectors harmonica



Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.