Lee Oskar harmonicas are the perfect tool for singer / songwriters to create hook lines and melodies. And they’re not just for playing Blues and Folk anymore. The Lee Oskar Harmonicas System provides multiple harmonica models which are uniquely suited to play in so many genres of music, it may surprise you!
Harmonica players all over the world prefer the Lee Oskar Harmonicas System, which is distinguished by the consistent quality of materials, design, construction, and sound. The four distinct harmonica models are colour coded for easy identification and feature standard and altered tunings (available in multiple keys), for playing many different musical genres.
The Major Diatonic is the standard Blues tuning and may be played in the 1st & 2nd Positions. Using 1st Position (Straight Harp): FOLK, COUNTRY. Using 2nd Position (Cross Harp): BLUES, ROCK, POP, COUNTRY
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.
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).