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Special/Altered Tuned Harmonicas

Special and Altered Diatonic Tunings- For players that do not play chromatic harmonica, but may have the need for additional notes and scales in their playing, they can pick up a special tuned (actually re-tuned from the standard major scale tuning) diatonic. Tunings include: natural minor scale, harmonic minor scale, major scale 2nd position tuned (Lee Oskar calls them "Melody Makers" and Hohner calls them "Country tuned"), and "high octave" (key of "G") and "low octave" (low D, Eb, E, F, and F#) tuned. These harmonicas are not recommended for beginners and most instructional materials.


Buy Lee Oskar harmonica Lee Oskar "Natural Minor" Diatonic- Don't be confused. This is not a standard tuned diatonic and it is not what we recommend for beginners. This is a special purpose harmonica. The "Natural Minor" tuned diatonic is made specifically to be played in the 2nd Position and is used for songs in minor keys. It's a little confusing, but the key...
Buy Lee Oskar harmonica Lee Oskar "Harmonic Minor" Diatonic- Don't be confused. This is not a standard tuned diatonic and it is not what we recommend for beginners. This is a special purpose harmonica. The "Harmonic Minor" tuned diatonic is made specifically to be played in the 1st Position and is used for songs in minor keys based on the harmonic...
Buy Lee Oskar harmonica Lee Oskar "Melody Maker" Diatonic- Don't be confused. This is not a standard tuned diatonic and it is not what we recommend for beginners. This is a special purpose harmonica. The "Melody Maker" tuned diatonic is made specifically to be played in the 2nd Position and is used for songs where a complete major scale is available while playing in the 2nd Position. It can be a bit confusing, but...
Lee Oskar Harmonicas Quick Start Kit Lee Oskar Harmonicas Quick Start Kit- Explore a world of musical possibilities with the Lee Oskar Quick Start Kit for Guitar and Ukulele! Audiences always cheer when musicians and singer-songwriters play harmonica along with their guitar or another instrument. Though it might take some work to master playing two instruments at the same time, it's easier than you might think to get started...
Buy 12-Hole Hohner Marine Band Soloist 12-Hole Hohner Marine Band Soloist- The Marine Band Soloist, note and hole-wise, is laid out in the same configuration as a 12-hole chromatic harmonica in C (but of course, without the button for the sharp notes). This 12 hole diatonic will allow you to play...
Buy Marine Band Thunderbird Crossover Harmonica Hohner Thunderbird Crossover Harmonica (Low Keys)- The Thunderbird, the latest addition to the legendary Marine Band product line, creates a new benchmark for low and super low diatonic harmonicas...
Hohner 560CT/20 Special 20 (Country
Tuned) Hohner Special 20 (Country Tuned)- Don't be confused. This is not a standard tuned diatonic and it is not what we recommend for beginners. This is a special purpose harmonica. The "Hohner Special 20 (Country Tuned)" diatonic is made specifically to be played in the 2nd Position and is used for songs...
Buy Hohner Pro Harp Hohner 12-hole Marine Band #364 (octave low)- This is not your standard Marine Band harmonica. It is a complete octave lower than the normal 10-hole variety. Although it comes in "C", "D", and "G", stick with the key of "C" (i.e. the key of "G" model is not an octave lower than a standard "G" diatonic—the key of "D" is a special order, but also an octave lower like the "C"). This harmonica was used on occasion by Sonny Boy Williamson II...
Hohner 365SBS Steve Baker Special Harmonica Hohner 365SBS Steve Baker Special Harmonica- This special tuning of the Hohner 365SBS was developed by Steve Baker, Hohner Germany's diatonic harmonica consultant. The 14-hole tuning extends the range of bendable draw notes while...
Seydel 1847 Classic Harmonica Seydel 1847 Classic Harmonica (Low Keys Available)- Long durability even with heavy duty playing - stainless steel reeds, stainless steel rivets and cover plates
Seydel 1847 Classic Harmonica Seydel 1847 Silver Harmonica (Low Keys Available)- The 1847 Silver is a corrosion-free Richter-diatonic harmonica with stainless steel reeds that impresses by its unprecedented visual appearence but also by new technical features....
Seydel 1847 Noble Harmonica Seydel 1847 Noble Harmonica (Low Keys Available)- The 1847 Noble is an aluminum comb version of the successful 1847 Blues models that feature stainless steel reeds and cover plates.
Seydel Blues Favorite (15201) Harmonica Seydel Blues Favorite (Low Keys Available)- Diatonic harmonica with translucent anodized aluminium metal comb and high stainless steel covers in 29 keys and many special tunings. Very similar to the Hohner Meisterklasse and Suzuki Promaster.
Seydel Session Steel Harmonica Seydel Session Steel Harmonica (Low Keys Available)- Blues Harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds, ergonomic covers and plastic comb.
Seydel 1847 Noble Harmonica Seydel Blues Solist Pro Harmonica (Low Keys Available)- Diatonic wood comb harmonica with laser cut body, standard brass reeds, and half-flat chrome covers. If you like the Hohner wood-combed models like the Marine Band and/or Blues Harp, give one a try. They are about the same price.
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