The Chord harmonica is unmistakable. It’s the longest harmonica you’ll ever see and usually comes as a pair hinged together. It’s designed to accompany other harmonicas and instruments rather than play tunes. A Chord harmonica player is highly skilled at selecting the best chords to support the other players.
The other important quality of the Chord harmonica is to provide a strong rhythmic base for others to work with. With a strong pair of arms, the Chord harmonica player is a master of up to 48 different chords with a total of nearly 400 reeds!