Harmonic Minor


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 designed to play Traditional Ethnic Music that is important to the heritage of many cultures.

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, can be played easily with this harmonica.

Model: 1910H - Yellow Label

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

Comparison:

Major Diatonics are key-labeled in 1st Position.

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.

Major Diatonic
Example: Key of C

Labeled in the 1st Position Key (shown in orange as #1 Blow)

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.

Harmonic Minor
Example: Key of Cm

Labeled in the 1st Position Key (shown in orange as #4 Blow)