Lee Oskar’s Guide to Playing Different Musical Genres with Guitar and Harmonica

June 12, 2017
The ever-popular Lee Oskar Harmonicas MelodyMaker—with its three altered notes—is the perfect choice for playing major scale melodies in the 2nd (or “cross-harp”) playing position across many different musical genres, including:
 
• CLAVE/AFRO/LATIN
• R & B
• POP
• WORLD BEAT
• REGGAE
• COUNTRY
• JAZZ
 
In this harmonica and guitar playing lesson, we’ll show you how easy it can be to play Clave/Afro/Latin music by incorporating the Melody Maker harmonica (demonstrated in the key of G), with your guitar playing.
 
In our short video tutorial, Lee Oskar Harmonicas Featured Artist Randy McQuay demonstrates how to strum a Clave rhythm with an Am7th chord to a G Major 7th chord, and add a lead harmonica line along with the guitar to play “Night Nurse Riddim” with an Afro-Latin feel.
 
Check it out: 
 
 
 
Getting into the groove is easy and enjoyable!
 
Thanks to all the altered tuning developed by Lee Oskar Harmonicas, many different genres and styles of music can be played. In addition to the various styles that can be played with the Melo-dyMaker as described here, you can play minor Blues, Reggae, Ska, Latin, Funk, R & B, Hip-Hop Music by playing a Natural Minor; Gypsy, Yiddish, Asian, East European, Tango, Reggae Music by playing a Harmonic Minor, and of course, Folk, Country, Blues, Rock and Pop Mu-sic, by playing a Major Diatonic, which is the standard harmonica tuning.
 
Keep exploring and happy harping!
 
Harmonically yours, Lee Oskar 
 
Find out more about Lee Oskar Harmonicas at leeoskar.com 
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