The most realistic and full featured harmonica app available today for any digital platform, period.
Expert harmonica players will enjoy Honey Harmonica's unique flexibility and expressiveness, but it's also a great instrument for beginners to just play around with and have fun.
Best experience on the iPad. Also supports iPhone and iPod touch.
Features of free version:
- No ads! :)
- Standard diatonic harmonica
- Play single notes and chords
- Easy loudness and breath/draw control
- Song book with play along or demo mode
- Song lyrics - perfect for campfires
With "Expressive Mode" purchase:
- Blues style note bending
- Vibrato control
- Cool "wah wah" effect
- Tilt controls
- Note names display
- Instrument tuning or key selection
A collection of fun songs are provided with the basic free app, and almost 200 additional songs are available for purchase. For our customers' convenience, we also offer an economical "Buy Everything" option - which includes all songs plus Expressive Mode (don't worry, it's really inexpensive, check it out).
Note about auto-rotation: for about 30 seconds after startup the screen will auto-rotate to let you set how you want to hold the device. After that the app's screen rotation will stay locked in your selected orientation, in order to keep it from later flipping upside down when you least expect it during a spirited musical performance. :)
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- Fixed bugs reported by our users - thanks!
Ratings and Reviews
I bought the everything package
This is overall a very good app. It’s fun to play with and with the added everything package for only $1.99 it includes a lot of very useful tools and 185 songs to play with. My only complaints are that it is not as easy to switch songs as it could be, and that you cannot play along with it on your own harmonica. A simple browse button for the song library above the song lyrics button would be highly useful. I would love it and change my rating to five stars if it used the microphone and allowed me to play along on my own harmonica with the song demos. This would make it a much more useful and effective teaching tool.
Possible teaching aid
What a great design! I've had the app about an hour and am giving it 4-stars on first impression. I've already upgraded to get the whole songbook.
This app looks like a very good way to learn new songs. The bars that come down the screen, à la Guitar Hero, combined with Demo and the ability to control the tempo speed, look to make a very easy-to-understand method for learning new songs by watching the app and playing your own harp.
Honey, listen to me now!
I love this app! I play several instruments pretty well, but harmonica . . not so much. So here is the story. I bought this app and I was playing around with it outside on the porch. My girlfriend was in the kitchen and heard me. Later, When we were eating dinner, she complimented me on my harmonica playing. So here is my problem: do I tell her it was an iPad app she was hearing, or do I let her think I have become a great harmonica player? I decided to tell her it was the iPad. And she said to me, "It was you I heard playing the harmonica. The type of harmonica it was doesn't matter. You sounded great". So, needless to say, I LOVE THIS APP! You will too.
The developer, Honey Run Software, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Honey Run Software
- 34.4 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 6.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2015 Honey Run Software
- In-App Purchases
- Expressive Mode $0.99
- Everything $1.99
- Parlor Music 002 $0.99
- American Civil War 001 $0.99
- Around the World 004 $0.99
- Christmas 001 $0.99
- Spiritual 001 $0.99
- Parlor Music 001 $0.99
- Christian 001 $0.99
- Western 001 $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.