The Lee Oskar Major Diatonic harmonica, sometimes referred to as the Model 1910 or Orange Lable model, is the most commonly used tuning for playing Blues, Rock, Country, Folk and Jazz. This is the traditional blues and rock harmonica tuning.
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).
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