How A Harmonica Is Made

Ever wondered how a harmonica is put together?

Here’s a great video of 10 hole harmonicas being manufactured and assembled at the Hohner Harmonica factory in Germany. Pay close attention and see if you can answer our quiz questions afterwards!


1. Which metal are harmonica reeds made from?

2. What is a reed plate?

3. What is a comb?

4. How many reed plates does each harmonica have?

5. Does a long (tall) reed make a low or a high sound?

Answers to the quiz are on the next page

Learn harmonica at school

We especially enjoyed seeing the school children at the end playing their harmonicas in class. If you live in the south of England and would like to play harmonica at school, contact Harp Academy and ask them to help.

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