The Pentatonic scale is one of the most useful in popular music. Play any of these notes in the right key and you can’t play a wrong note. By adding the “Blue Note” the player can add extra expression and versatility, this is known as the “Blues Scale”. Guitarists refer to this scale as “Playing in the Box”, and it is the one of the first scales to learn when playing a solo, however, to play this scale on a standard harmonica you would have to perfect advanced techniques that could take years to master! That’s where the Hohner PentaHarp comes in.
Unlike standard Richter-tuned harmonicas, with the PentaHarp there is no need to play in 2nd position or “Cross Harp” position. The PentaHarp is straightforward in its tuning. You can play in the same key the song is in or the same harmonica can play a song in a major key if it is the relative minor. The notes are laid out in such a way that you do not need to draw bend, blow bend or overblow to play a useful scale!
This harmonica is tuned in the Pentatonic scale so becomes a minor tuning in the harmonica keys.
For harmonica players
For guitar players