Hohner 1896N Marine Band Natural Minor Free USA shipping

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THE ORIGINAL BLUES HARMONICA
The Marine Band 1896 is the archetypal blues harmonica. Almost unchanged since it was patented in 1896, this iconic instrument embodies the real deep blues like no other and is the benchmark against which all others are judged. Initially designed for European folk music, it quickly became a prominent voice of American blues of the early 20th century, played by all harmonica players of this era. It’s the soundtrack of broken hearts and dancing all night, of endless prairies and sweaty nightclubs. Like no other harmonica, the Marine Band 1896 is an invitation to express yourself in music, a key to unlock your creativity. When you discover this piece of living musical history, you won’t just play the blues. You’ll feel the blues.

FEATURES
Traditional assembly with nails
Reed plates and covers are affixed with nails for the traditional look and feel

Curved covers with side vents
Curved covers with side vents for the original blues sound

Double lacquered pearwood comb
Comb sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer to reduce swelling

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Reed plates (material, thickness): brass, 0.9 mm
Reed plates (surface): brass
Reeds (number, material): 20, brass
Comb (material, color): pearwood, brown
Comb (finish): double lacquered
Mouthpiece (surface): pearwood
Cover plates: stainless steel
Type: diatonic
Number of holes: 10
Tonal range: 3 octaves
Length: 10 cm / 3.9”

Hohner Nms are labeled in first position but produce a natural minor scale in second position. A Hohner C natural minor is the same thing as Lee Oskar or Seydel G natural minor. All of them play a C Dorian scale in first position and a G natural minor in second.

Natural Minor Tuning chart Cm

Blow

C4

Eb4

G4

C5

Eb5

G5

C6

Eb6

G6

C7

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Draw

D4

G4

Bb4

D5

F5

A5

Bb5

D6

F6

A6



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