– Don’t be confused – This is not a standard tuned diatonic and it is not what we recommend for beginners. This is a special purpose harmonica. The “Harmonic Minor” tuned diatonic is made specifically to be played in the 1st Position and is used for songs in minor keys based on the harmonic minor scale. The most common minor key used in music is “A” minor, this is most likely the key you would want to buy first. After that, if there is a specific song you want to play to, buy that Harmonic Minor keyed harmonica. Remember to play in the 1st Position. Comes with a protective hardshell plastic case.
Be sure to use the “Choose Key:” pull-down menu to select your key. The default key of “Am” is good if you are just starting out. After “Am”, other good minor keys include: “Bm”, “Dm”, “Em”, and “Gm”. Return to this page to add additional keys to your order.