Lee Oskar Harmonic Minor Harmonica, Key of D

The Harmonic Minor has been in use for a long time, as the traditional tuning for playing a wide array of international music.The Harmonic Minor tuning has a very soulful, Eastern European sound and was used for one entire side of Lee Oskar’s highly acclaimed first solo album.

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This product was updated in our catalog on Tuesday 10 August, 2021


Lee Oskar Harmonica, Harmonic Minor Key of D

For playing Minor music in 1st Position

Model: 1910H - Labeled in 1st Position - Yellow Label

The Harmonic Minor has been in use for a long time, as the traditional tuning for playing a wide array of international music.The Harmonic Minor tuning has a very soulful, Eastern European sound and was used for one entire side of Lee Oskar’s highly acclaimed first solo album.

This multi-cultural harmonica is intended to play traditional ethnic music that is important to the heritage of many cultures, such as: Minor Eastern European, Gypsy, Yiddish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and European/American Folk music, as well as various selections of Jazz and Classic Show Tunes.

This fabulous tuning is set up to play Minor music easily, without straining the lips, the lungs or the mind!

Natural Minors are designed to be played in 2nd Position (Cross Harp), not 1st Position (Straight Harp).

In 2nd Position, many of the draw notes can be bent and this allows for a much more expressive, fluid style of playing. 2nd Position is a very popular style used by most players for today’s music.

Key Charts, View PDF

Major Diatonics are key-labeled in 1st Position.

 

Harmonic Minors are key-labeled in 1st Position.

The chart below shows the notes that have been altered from a Major Diatonic (shown in yellow), providing the flatted notes that make it easy to play the Minor scales and chords commonly found in various types of ethnic music.

Harmonic Minors provide Five Flatted notes for playing Minor Music.

The Major Diatonic lacks the flatted notes which are needed to play the Minor scales and chords used in the traditional folk songs of many cultures.


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

 

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