I am new to harmonica and a solo performer on the mountain dulcimer. I also play a little piano & ukulele. However, the dulcimer is my instrument of choice.
I bought a Hohner Marine Band Deluxe in key of C as my first harmonica. It seems to be very good first harmonica. Thinking I needed another harmonica in the key of D, since I play dulcimer mostly in the key of D, I ordered a Suzuki Promaster key of D.
My question is, since I am a solo performer, do I really need harmonicas in other keys. Sixty percent of my dulcimer playing is in the key of D, and around 30 percent in Key of C, and the other 10 percent in key of B.
What brought this question to mind was when I googled harp tab, all of the tab comes up in the key of C, or it says “any”.
While I am starting out with some tab, I have quickly discovered that most songs that I play now I can pick up by ear on the harp.