Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica

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Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica

The Major Diatonic Harmonica was originally intended for playing simple Folk music of the nineteenth century and its notation layout was adequate for that purpose. The Major Diatonic harmonica is the most commonly used tuning for playing Blues, Rock, Country Folk & Jazz.


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Description

Several other manufacturers, using various names stamped on their cover plates, for marketing purposes, have the exact same notation layout as a Lee Oskar Major Diatonic harmonica.

The original style of playing, known as 1st Position (Straight Harp), is suitable for playing simple melodies, Folk music and various other types of music that call for melody lines, along with some chords. 1st Position (Straight Harp), is still used by many players today, but due to its simplicity of sound, it is not as popular as 2nd Position (Cross Harp).

Model: 1910 – Labeled in 1st Position – Orange Label Available in 18 Keys (Listed low to high): Low C, Low D, Low E, Low F, Low F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F#, Hi G

About the Major Diatonic Harmonica

The Major Diatonic is the standard Blues tuning and may be played in the 1st & 2nd Positions (Straight Harp & Cross Harp).

The evolution of music introduced Blues, Rock and Country and along with these new forms of music came the need for greater expression. Harmonica players began to experiment and found that when they primarily used the inhale (draw) notes, a different kind of sound was provided. This resulted in a new and more fluid style of playing, known as 2nd Position (Cross Harp). 90% of today’s players use 2nd Position for Blues, Rock, Country & Pop music.

2nd Position (Cross Harp), is a Blues scale that offers a more expressive and soulful sound. Many of the draw reeds can be bent (a technique used to change the pitch of a note).


Specification

Harmonica Type
Diatonic

Body

Number of Holes
10
Mouthpiece Hole Shape
Square
Harmonica Comb Material
Plastic

Reed Plates

Harmonica Reed Material
Brass
Spare Reedplates Available
Yes
Valved Harmonica
Non Valved

Tunings

Key
A, Ab, B, Bb, C, D, Db, Eb, F, F#, G, High G, Low C, Low D, Low E, Low F, Low F#,
Tuning
Standard Richter
Low keys available
Yes

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Customer reviews

4.7 / 5
18 reviews for Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica
eKomi customer reviews
Philip Dale
25/08/2022
Good quality , robust, easy to play and get the bent notes.
Rated 5 out of 5
Bob Thomas
28/07/2022
Good
Rated 5 out of 5
Philip Dale
16/07/2022
Quality in every way
Rated 5 out of 5
Stephen Pover
20/02/2022
I just play the harmonica for my personal entertainment. I would highly recommend the Lee Oskar to any harmonica player or beginner. The Lee Oskar is a beautiful well made instrument.
Rated 5 out of 5
Robert Liversidge
21/05/2019
A good quality harmonica and available in all keys and forms.
Rated 5 out of 5

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