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Combining the Natural Minor Harmonica and Rhythmic Reggae Patterns on Guitar

Combining the Natural Minor Harmonica and Rhythmic Reggae Patterns on Guitar

 

As published in Guitar Player Magazine

The Natural Minor harmonica tuning is the perfect choice for playing MINOR BLUES, REGGAE, SKA, LATIN, JAZZ, FUNK, R&B,and HIP HOP music in 2nd Position.  This Guitar Player Magazine Series focuses on tips and tricks for playing harmonica with guitar. Demonstration by Lee Oskar Harmonicas Featured Artist Randy McQuay.

If you love playing reggae, minor blues, ska, Latin, jazz, funk, R&B or hip-hop music on your guitar, you’ll find that it’s easy and natural to incorporate the harmonica into your music by using the Natural Minor tuning (Key of Am), played in second or “cross harp” position.

In this short video tutorial with Lee Oskar Harmonicas Featured Artist Randy McQuay, you’ll see how you can play reggae rhythmic patterns on the guitar in combination with the Natural Minor harmonica, with its five altered notes.

You’ll see that the guitar and harmonica work together beautifully to co-create those rich reggae sounds and rhythms.

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