Seydel

Blues Orchestra Solo Harmonica

Solo-tuned diatonic Harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds (orchestra-tuning), ergonomic covers and carmine red plastic comb.

The ORCHESTRA S: We are excited to offer a ten-hole, solo-tuned harmonica (Orchestra-tuning) As with the chromatic harmonica, all notes from the major scale are available throughout a two-and-a-half octave range.

The ORCHESTRA S offers even more Typically, the root note is found in hole 1-blow. The ORCHESTRA S places the root note at hole 3-blow, and half of the lower octave is added to holes 1 and 2. Since many players miss some of the notes on the standard Richter-tuned diatonic harmonica in the lower register the ORCHESTRA S allows them to hit the missing notes without having to apply a bending technique. The root note of the diatonic major scale is marked on the coverplate - it starts in 3 blow.

This makes the ORCHESTRA S an ideal soloing instrument; the ten-hole design makes the Orchestra-S compact enough to take your melodies anywhere

The note layout is basically the same as that of a chromatic harmonica, making the ORCHESTRA S a great starting harmonica for learning to play a chromatic. The compact size combined with SEYDEL's durability makes the ORCHESTRA S a good choice for musical education in schools.

The ORCHESTRA S opens new possibilities to blues harmonica players by making it easy to play minor pieces (3rd position) with a sound similar to solos played on a chromatic, thanks to the solo-tuning. They will also appreciate the extended major scale in the lower register. The root note of the dominant chord is available in the hole 1-draw, making it similar to playing in 2nd position on a standard Richter-tuned harmonica.

Seasoned blues players will find all the notes of the blues scale through natural notes and bent notes, bringing soul and color to their blues improvisation.

  • Solo-tuning in a ten-hole, compact harmonica.
  • Expanded tonal range in the lower register - Orchestra tuning.
  • Stainless-steel reeds, coverplates, and screws combined for unparalleled durability, outlasting brass-reed models by up to five-times.
  • Anti-corrosive, German-silver reed plates.
  • Lip-friendly, translucent carmine red plastic comb (ABS) with recessed reed plates.
  • Protective, full-grain leather pouch included.


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