FOUR 10-HOLE HARMONICAS


1 Standard Tuning & 3 Altered Tunings Color-Coded for Easy Identification

Altered tunings sound very different from standard tuning which is the traditional blues/rock/country tuning. Certain reeds have been changed to create each of the altered tunings and this provides different sounds and different scales. Read about these fantastic tunings, listen to the demos and refer to the layouts and key charts to appreciate the benefits of playing them. Altered tunings make it easy to play many different kinds of music and can help to expand musical horizons. Owning a few keys of altered tunings is like adding new colors of paint to a player’s musical palette. They are fun to play!

It is very important to understand that the key label for the Melody Maker and the Natural Minor is in 2nd Position. For an explanation of 1st and 2nd Positions, Click Here


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MAJOR DIATONIC

This is the Blues Harmonica.

The traditional, standard tuning for playing
BLUES, FOLK, ROCK, COUNTRY, POP

Model # 1910
Orange Label

14 Keys (Listed low to high):
Lo F, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F#, Hi G
 
 
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MELODY MAKER

Play Standard melodies in 2nd Position.

COUNTRY, R&B, POP, WORLD BEAT, AFRICAN, REGGAE

Not recommended for
BLUES

Model # 1910MM
Blue Label

5 Keys (Listed low to high):
C, D, E, G, A
 
 
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NATURAL MINOR


Play many kinds of minor music.

MINOR BLUES, ROCK, LATIN and REGGAE

Model # 1910N
Green Label

12 Keys (Listed low to high):
Dm, Ebm, Em, Fm, F#m, Gm, Abm, Am, Bbm, Bm, Cm, Dbm
 
 
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HARMONIC MINOR


Play many kinds of minor ethnic music.

EASTERN EUROPEAN, GYPSY, YIDDISH, ASIAN, TANGO

Model # 1910H
Yellow Label

12 Keys (Listed low to high):
Gm, Abm, Am, Bbm, Bm, Cm, Dbm, Dm, Ebm, Em, Fm, F#m
 
 

 


Knowing the difference between major and minor music is important. This basic information helps players understand how to incorporate the Natural Minor and the Harmonic Minor tunings into their playing. There are many online resources that explain and demonstrate major and minor music, using various instruments.

We do not make chromatic harmonicas.

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