Incredible For Playing Melodies In 2nd Position (cross harp). Melody Makers™ are the best harps available for playing standard, single-note melodies. They're great for playing COUNTRY, R&B, POP, WORLD BEAT, AFRICAN and REGGAE.
This tuning makes it easier to play many songs...that can be difficult, or impossible, to play on a standard Major Diatonic...in 2nd Position (cross harp).
All of the notes that we're missing on the Major Diatonic are right there on the Melody Maker™!
These harmonicas provide a complete major scale, in cross harp, for playing exact melody without bending.
Yet, the draw notes can still be bent for that bluesy feeling!
Melody Makers™ are designed to be played in 2nd Position (Draw), not 1st Position(Blow). In 2nd Position, melodies can be played with an expressive, fluid style that is extremely difficult to achieve in 1st Position.
Model: 1910MM - Blue Label
Available in 5 Keys (Listed low to high):
C, D, E, G, A
Major Diatonics are key-labeled in 1st Position.
However, when played in 2nd Position, the Key of the Harp is not the same as the key of the music.
Helpful key selection charts are packed inside every Lee Oskar Harmonica.
Example: Key of C
Labeled in the 1st Position Key (shown in orange as #1 Blow)
Melody Makers™ are key-labeled in 2nd Position.
This makes it easy to know which key of Melody Maker™ to use.
To play music in the key of G, in 2nd Position, use a G Melody Maker™. It's that simple! G for G. The chart below shows the notes that have been altered from a Major Diatonic, allowing you to play melodies easily in 2nd Position.
Melody Makers™ provide a complete Major Scale as shown.
Example: Key of G
Labeled in the 2nd Position Key (shown in blue as #2 Draw)