The Melody Maker™, with its three altered notes, is great for playing Major scale melodies.
this harmonica to play:
R&B, COUNTRY, REGGAE, POP, JAZZ, LATIN, AFRO, CLAVE, SKA (Not recommended for BLUES)
The Natural Minor, with its five altered notes, is a natural choice for playing minor music.
Choose this harmonica to play:
MINOR BLUES, REGGAE, SKA, LATIN, FUNK, R&B, HIP HOP
Lee Oskar developed three altered tunings, with different notes and scales, so that players could enjoy playing different musical styles and genres with ease, rather than straining to learn highly advanced techniques on a Major Diatonic.
Thanks to these altered tunings, harmonica players can enjoy easy access to a much wider range of sound, expression and artistry. Furthermore, the innovative Lee Oskar Harmonicas System features interchangeable reed plates so that you can create other tunings as well!
Altered tunings are the fastest and easiest way to find a more expressive new sound. Why struggle with advanced playing techniques, such as bends and overblows on a standard harmonica? Our altered tunings give you notes you won’t find on any standard Major Diatonic harp. Lee Oskar Harmonicas altered tunings make it easy to play many different genres of music while you explore new musical directions. Owning a variety of Lee Oskar Harmonica tunings makes playing more fun, spontaneous and versatile.
It is very important to understand the different playing positions used in the Lee Oskar Harmonicas System.