Selection Key Guide for Major Diatonic

Model 1910 – Orange Label

If you want to play BLUES, FOLK, ROCK, POP, COUNTRY music, we recommend that you purchase a Major Diatonic.

Available in 14 keys:

Low F, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F#, High G

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This chart shows 4 fundamental, common playing positions (keys) of music that Major Diatonic harmonicas may be played in. The left column represents the key of the harmonica, labeled in 1st Position (Straight Harp) which plays the Major scale starting from hole #4 blow on the harmonica.

The Major Diatonic Harmonica is commonly used for playing Blues and Rock starting from hole #2 draw / Mixolydian Scale. (Cross Harp / 2nd Position)

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Key Charts for other Lee Oskar Tunings

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Melody Makerâ„¢

Play Standard melodies in 2nd Position. Use this harmonica to play R&B, COUNTRY, REGGAE, POP, JAZZ, LATIN, AFRO, CLAVE, SKA (Not recommended for BLUES)

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Natural Minor

Play many kinds of minor music.

MINOR BLUES, REGGAE, SKA, LATIN, FUNK, R&B, HIP HOP

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Harmonic Minor

Play many kinds of minor ethnic music. EASTERN EUROPEAN, GYPSY, YIDDISH, ASIAN, TANGO, REGGAE