As you can probably tell from my nic, I’m a Kiwi from New Zealand. I am female and OLD! LOL. However, I have recently become obssessed with the idea of playing the harmonica and have been browsing online about all things to do with harmonicas, not least of which what should I buy to begin with? I don’t really want to waste my money and find that I have to buy something else soon after I’ve bought the first one, so what do you ‘pros’ suggest I buy? I have a musical background and would love to play the blues, but advice on many sites suggest that a newbie should start with a chromatic harmonica in C. With that in mind, I thought a Hohner Golden Melody would be a good place to start, but there are so many different makes and models, I don’t want to blow it! Pun fully intended! Also can you play the blues on a chromatic harmonica? Something tells me, no. But can you play other stuff as well as blues on a diatonic?
Please can you advise me?