I use this Hohner Case of Blues to play all different types of songs. I play hymns, some country music, sonatas, dances, and even symphonies. Right out of the box, all of the reeds worked perfectly and I had no trouble bending either. This is one of the top harmonica sets in the world. Having a wooden comb, these harmonicas produce better sound than my other harmonicas with plastic combs. The sound produced is loud even when the player does not use much air and carries hundreds of feet outside even so that my neighbors can hear the harmonica. I have a couple cheap harmonicas and it is easy to tell the difference between the cheap harmonicas and these Case of Blues harmonicas due to their excellent sound. I would recommend these harmonicas to a beginner and so a professional. Beginners are able to learn bending on these quite easily and professionals will not be disappointed with the instruments' quality.