The Hohner Golden Melody Progressive

Why one should consider Hohner Golden Melody?

The Hohner Golden Melody is one of the great-sounding harmonicas. The ergonomic design helps in holding the harmonica while playing. Picking up this harmonica would be a great choice for single-note playing. The Hohner Golden Melody is the only diatonic harmonica tuned to play all music with other instruments. 

Ergonomic Design:

If we talk about design this is a very classic retro model that still shines among various other harmonicas. That is the reason why the title of this article. The rounded corners are very convenient to hold while making movements in contrast with the square-cut harmonicas.

Review and Personal Thought & Opinion:

In this regard, I have made a detailed review of this Harmonica and played a number of Bollywood songs through the video review that would not be possible to play with a diatonic harmonica.

The Hohner Golden Melody Progressive – A Timeless Harmonica

Opinion about the Hohner Golden Melody:

This can be a good choice if you want to play chromatically on a diatonic harmonica. Importantly, if you are tight on your budget better to try this harmonica before exploring a chromatic one.

Further, if you are a beginner, it is necessary for you to identify accurate notes whenever playing any piece of music. As this Hohner Golden Melody C model is known for its accuracy, one can consider this for the initial start. 

Again, advanced players who are good in over-blows and over-draws can pick up this Hohner Golden Melody Progressive model to sound chromatically on this diatonic harmonica.

But one important aspect is that if you prefer chord-style playing then it would not be possible with this Hohner Golden Melody as this is designed with equal-style tuning.

So, if you are starting out then you can pick the key of ‘C’. Then you can slowly explore the other keys such as F#, F, E, Eb, D, Db, C, B(H), Bb, A, Ab, G.

Specification of Hohner Golden Melody Progressive:

Reed plates (material, thickness):       brass, 0.9 mm

Reed plates (surface):          brass

Reeds (number, material):   20, brass

Comb (material, color):        ABS, red

Comb (finish):                       ABS

Mouthpiece (surface):          ABS

Cover plates:                        stainless steel

Keys:                                     F#, F, E, Eb, D, Db, C, B(H), Bb, A, Ab, G

Type:                                    diatonic

Tuning:                                 Richter

Number of holes:                 10

Tonal range:                         3 octaves

Length:                                 10.5 cm / 4.1″

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