Known for its distinctive, soulful sound, the natural minor tuning with its five altered notes is the perfect choice for playing minor blues, reggae, ska, Latin, jazz, minor funk, R&B and hip hop.
The A natural minor scale is played in second position on the Am natural minor harmonica. The second note on this scale requires a bend, which is a simple technique used to change the pitch of a note. The natural minor harmonica tuning also plays the relative major scale.
In this short video you’ll hear one-man band, bluesman and harmonica player Randy McQuay play in relative major mode strumming C, Am, Dm and G7 chords, with a simple pattern, adding in a rhythm harmonica line and then a lead harmonica line.
In just a few easy steps, you’ll hear what a natural minor harmonica can do to enhance your music!
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