The Melody Maker™, with its three altered notes, is great for playing Major scale melodies in 2nd Position (Cross Harp).
Choose this harmonica to play:
R&B, COUNTRY, REGGAE, POP, JAZZ, LATIN, AFRO, CLAVE, SKA (Not recommended for BLUES)
Model: 1910MM – Labeled in 2nd Position – Blue Label
Available in 5 Keys (Listed low to high):
C, D, E, G, A
The Melody Maker™ makes it easier to play Standards and many other songs that can be difficult to play on a Major Diatonic, while producing a very expressive sound. The Melody Maker™ is the best harp available for playing single-note melodies. Because we changed the reeds in draw/inhale and blow/exhale, you can also play beautiful chords on this harp.
With its three altered notes, the Melody Maker™ is intended for playing Major scale melodies in 2nd Position (Cross Harp). In 1st Position (Straight Harp), you can play: Irish, Clave/Afro music. In 2nd Position (Cross Harp), you can play: R&B, Country, Reggae, Pop, Jazz, Latin.
(The Melody Maker™ is NOT recommended for Blues).
Lee Oskar Melody Maker Harmonica -Pay in 2nd Position
Although it is possible to play in many keys of music on any one harmonica by using various positions, most players use only the first two positions, 1st Position also known as Straight Harp, (starting from Blow) and 2nd Position also known as Cross Harp (starting from Draw).
Natural Minors are key-labeled in 2nd Position.
This makes it easy to know which key of Natural Minor to use.
To play Minor music in the key of G minor, in 2nd Position, use a Gm Natural Minor harmonica. It’s that simple! Gm for Gm.
Natural Minors provide five flatted notes for playing Minor music.