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Diatonic or Chromatic harmonica??? Answered

I recently purchased a Hohner "Big River Harp" (harmonica.) It is the key of C. I need to know if it is a chromaic or diatonic harmonica. Im not sure what either of these are. Help???

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Best Answer 6 years ago

A diatonic doesn't play sharps or flats without technique.
A chromatic has all the sharps and flats. A chromatic has a button on the right hand side that when pressed in plays the sharps and flats.
The 'Big River' is diatonic as far as I know.