Seydel ORCHESTRA S 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. You may also take a look to our >detailed tutorial with many sound examples!
ORCHESTRA S-Tutorial with many sound examples
- 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
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