The Major Diatonic is tuned slightly higher in pitch, it gives a bright and full sound. The major diatonic tuning is the “standard” Richter tuning used by all harmonica makers. It is one of the most versatile tunings in use and is suitable for all types and styles of playing. Lee Oskar’s Major Diatonic comes in all the standard 12 keys plus low F and high G.
Example: Key of C Labeled in the 1st Position Key (shown in orange as #4 Blow)
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.
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