What To Bring


Hohner Crossover 1 iStrictly Diatonic

Harpin’ By The Sea is all about the 10 hole, Richter tuned, diatonic harmonica. That’s the blues, 10 hole, or short harp to most of us. If you have a Chromatic, Tremolo, or Octave style harmonica, by all means bring it along, but you will need to invest in a 10 hole, Richter tuned, diatonic harp to participate in our workshops. An example is pictured here.

Not sure where to get one? There will be a trade stand at the event, run by Hobgoblin Music, selling discounted diatonic harps. You can pick one up on the day if necessary.

And if you’re understanding absolutely none of this, that’s absolutely fine – just give us a quick call and we’ll explain. Or visit www.harpsurgery.com. Don’t let this prevent you from coming and enjoying a whole new world of music making.

Please bring a copy of your booking confirmation, or a form of picture ID.

You will need a 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C Major. The letter C will be stamped on the cover plate or on the side of your harmonica.

You should bring a small set of 10 hole diatonic harps, including the keys of C, A, D and G Major. You will not be able to follow the full programme armed only with a C Major harmonica.

You should bring your full set of 10 hole diatonic harmonicas in a standard selection of Major keys. Other tunings are also welcome, however these are in addition to the core Major keys.

The following items will also prove useful on the day:

  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Water bottle
  • Spending money
  • Mobile phone

Food & Drink
You are welcome to bring drinks and a snack into workshops, but please return empty glasses and china to the bar when your workshop is finished. Please also dispose of any litter sensibly. Do be aware that eating, drinking and harmonica playing are not the best of allies – food particles and sticky saliva can quickly clog reeds. A reminder also that packed lunches cannot be consumed on site.