Seydel Orchestra S - The Solo Tuned Diatonic Harmonica With Steel Reeds
Solo-tuned Diatonic Harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds (orchestra-tuning), ergonomic covers and carmine red plastic comb. (Bb and E are special orders and so cost a few dollars more and take 4-6 weeks.)
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 reedplates
- Lip-friendly, translucent carmine red plastic comb (ABS) with recessed reedplates
- Protective, full-grain leather pouch included
Sounds stronger - lives longer