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® MAJOR TUNINGS MINOR TUNINGS Major Diatonic —Labeted in he Straight Harp Key THE TRADITIONAL BILUES TUNING. The Major-tuned harp, produced by several ‘manufacturers and knowa by various nares, isthe most commonly played hermonic, This tuning has been used for generations to piay BLUES, ROCK, COUNTRY & FOLK. Players must learn how to bend In the Cross Harp position in order to obtain several motes tht are “missing” on a Major harp. Bending crates an expressive, hvesy sound a is achieved by using varying amounts of ai pressure, adjustment ofthe mowthitivat cavity & tongue positioning. CAUTION: Do not try to end all reeds tothe same degree! Some eed do not bend at al Study the bending patterns, which dif foreach tuning. ORANGELAREL if Keys: Ab, A, Bb, B,C.DB,D, ED, E, FFB 6, Plus Low Fand High ©, bow Go 8 tenor Major Diatonie eae ar BLow sample: Key of © Labeled in Dre rotator oe] DRAW Iseposition Bo GP a> De crs FR ona SI Am Melody Maker™ — Labeted in the Cross Harp Key This tuning is absolutely the hest hacp available for SINGLE-NOTE MELODY PLAYING in the Cross Harp positon. Only thre notes have been altered fom standard Major diatonic toning This makes it easier to psy many COUNTRY, R&B, POP, WORLD BEAT, STANDARD & JAZZ SONGS tha ae dificul (play. in Cross Harp.on 4 Major hagp. (Not recommended for Chicago-syle blues). You can still bend notes fora soil ‘expeesive fling, and yet the Melody Makes™ provides & COMPLETE MAJOR SCALE, (Ga Cross Harp) fr playing exact melody without ET BLUE LABEL 5 Keys:A,C,D.E,G. Melody Maker eae ae rere) BLOW Example: Key of G Cae Deaigned to play feroreloae arbi] paaw in 2nd position, Db Gb BOS Beginning on #2 Draw. F ends eens ‘ARE DESIGNED TO PLAY IN CROSS HARP Crary) PNR AW: a) Natural Minor Labeled in the Cross Harp Key TALK ABOUT THE BLUSE! Lee Oskse was he firs to introduce his nee harmonica, [Natural Minors are the “missing link” that enable you to really WAZL on those sul fanky MINOR tunes Five notes have been altered from standard Major ning, This aliows you to PLAY MINOR CHORDS FASILY without straining the lps the lons or the nd! Gat for minor BLUES, ROCK, COUNTRY, POP, LATIN, WORLD BEAT, REGGAE & JAZZ. The Natural Minor also provides a COMPLETE MAJOR SCALE beginning wth 25 cea. This versatile waning ian abaoute hill play GREEN LABEL 12 keys: Abm, Am, bm $m, Cr, Cn, De, Bb, Em, Fr, Pn, Go ew Cua eats atch dt in these koys of Natural Minor ee oss Example: Key f Gi a Designed o play Crete ln 2nd postion, 05 Gb A De beginning on #2 Draw. Harmonic Minor Labeled in the Straight Harp Key Harmonic Minor was used for one entre side of Lec” shighly-aclaimed first solo album titled, "LEE OSKAR®. This versatile, multi-cultural tuning has a very SOULFUL EASTERN EUROPEAN SOUND. Five notes have becn altered from standard Major (oming. This makes it easy to play TRADITIONAL ETHNIC MUSIC (International Bluest) shat is important to the heritage of many cultures, Great for playing minor YIDDISH, GYPSY, FRENCH, ITALIAN, GREEK, ASIAN, EUROPEAN, FOLK & MIDDLE BASTERN music, The Harmonic Miaov cuoing plays fluently in meny languages! YELLOW LABEL 12 Keys: Ab, Am, Bom, A Br, Ci, Cm, Dm Bhm, Er, Fin, PG, Harmonie Minor Example: Key of Cm Labeledin Is positon. p> poking] Normally played in Ist positon,