Kids Love Harmonica Songs

By: Morgan Hamilton

Children love listening to music. If they want to learn how to play the harmonica you can consider yourself lucky. It is very beneficial for children to learn harmonica songs. Don't be afraid that if your kid learns one song it will be limited on the other types of music that exist. Harmonica songs are suitable for just about any event and occasion. Harmonica songs have a lot of style, so if your children learn to play even one song it teaches them so many other things. Probably the first thing that you learn when playing the harmonica is eye hand coordination. Children over the age of 3 can start learning how to play the harmonica and those kids who have 8 years of age or more can start taking lessons.

When they have this age they can control their diaphragm and start playing the songs they know. Back in the 17th century cowboys used their harmonicas to entertain themselves and others, as well. They sang wonderful harmonica songs like Red River Valley and Clementine while crossing the plains. Let your kids try that. Of course, they might be not keen on playing wild over western themed harmonica songs but there are many other styles they can choose from. They can try Westphalia Waltz or even polka songs.

If your child is interested in playing the harmonica, it is best if you buy them a diatone harmonica for a beginning. It has only ten holes and is much easier to use than the others. Apart from that, the diatone type is much cheaper in price as it costs about $50.00 or a bit more. After your children have some experience playing the diatone harmonica you can get them a chromatics one which is more complicated. Minor keys are played by sliding a bar and this also rouses the sounds as well. After some practicing your children will be able to call themselves harmonica masters.

If you'd like to help your child with the harmonica lessons you can buy sheet music. However, it is best if you give your child some books which tell him with simple graphics and show him how to play a certain song. Of course, it is true that if you want to play more complicated chromatics style you should know how to read traditional sheet music. You can order sheet music or graphic style instructions from most music stores or over the Internet. You can purchase harmonica songs for a few cents or a couple of dollars.

If we know how to play a musical instrument we can express our feelings through our music. This is the best way for your children to say what they feel. It is generally true that music helps children deal with life issues. However, playing the harmonica has one great advantage not mentioned so far, it is that it can be put in your pocket and you can always bring it with yourself, so you can always play a harmonica song whenever you feel like doing it.

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