Lee Oskar Natural Minor is a very useful harmonica that makes it much easier to play many musical genres that would otherwise be very difficult to play on the standard harmonica tuning. Natural Minor harmonicas have a very bluesy, soulful sound that’s perfect for playing Minor Blues, Reggae, Ska, Latin, Funk, R & B, Hip Hop.
Natural Minors are designed to be played in 2nd Position (Cross Harp), not 1st Position (Straight Harp).
In 2nd Position, many of the draw notes can be bent and this allows for a much more expressive, fluid style of playing. 2nd Position is a very popular style used by most players for today’s music.
Example: Key of Gm labeled in the 2nd Position Key (shown in green as #2 Draw)
Lee Oskar harmonicas are available in four tunings, Major Diatonic, Melody Maker, Natural Minor and Harmonic Minor.
Owning a few keys of altered tunings is like adding new colors of paint to a player’s musical palette.
See our Accessories section for Lee Oskar replacement reed plates, toolkit and pouch.