Natural Minor harps have a very bluesy, soulful sound that's perfect for playing MINOR Blues, Rock, Country, Reggae, Pop & Jazz.
This fabulous tuning is set up to play MINOR MUSIC easily, without straining the lips, the lungs or the mind! All of the notes and chords that were missing on the Major Diatonic, for playing minor blues, are right there on the Natural Minor.
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.
Model: 1910N - Green Label
Available in 12 Keys (Listed low to high):
Dm, Ebm, Em, Fm, F#m, Gm, Abm, Am, Bbm, Bm, Cm, Dbm
To make a Gm Natural Minor, we started with a C Major Diatonic (which plays in G in 2nd position).
We flatted 5 reeds to make it into a minor tuned harmonica. (Shown in green below)
Then we labeled it in the 2nd Position key, Gm.
This tuning is designed to be played in 2nd Position (on the draw).
Notice how the available bends have changed.
Example: Key of C
Labeled in the 1st Position Key (shown in orange as #1 Blow)
Natural Minors are key-labeled in 2nd Position.
This makes it easy to know which key of Natural Minor to use.
To play Minor Music in the key of G minor, in 2nd Position, use a Gm Natural Minor Harmonica. It's that simple! Gm for Gm.
Natural Minors provide Five Flatted notes for playing Minor Music.
Example: Key of Gm
Labeled in the 2nd Position Key (shown in green as #2 Draw)