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SEYDEL ORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica Key of Low D

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The ORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica is a 10-hole, solo-tuned harmonica (orchestra-tuning). As with the chromatic harmonica, all notes from the ma...Click To Read More About This Product

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Solo-tuned diatonic with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds, ergonomic covers and carmine red plastic comb.

The ORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica is a 10-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.

FEATURES
  • 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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SEYDELORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Quality craftsmanship (5)
  • Warm tone (5)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Easy to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Novice (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent solo tuned harmonica.

By esd1952

from Westerville, Oh

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SEYDEL ORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica:

      Dylan songs, folk songs.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My first Seydel but not my last!

      By Buffalo Phil

      from Cody WY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Quality Craftsmanship
      • Rich Sound
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SEYDEL ORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica:

          My first Seydel- I'll be investing in more! I haven't had this thing a day and I'm enchanted. Fit and finish is exquisite; tone warm, deep, and wonderful. Haven't amped it yet but looking forward to the experience- I expect a big, honky blues sound!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fast service, good harp, will do buiseness again.

          By CARPHARP

          from Houston Texas

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound
          • Warm Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Venues

            Comments about SEYDEL ORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica:

            Play for joy

             
            3.0

            Not what I expected

            By Pete

            from Chicago

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Craftsmanship

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SEYDEL ORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica:

                The only thing I can honestly say, is don't buy this if you seek a diatonic harmonica in the key of low C. It has some funky tuning that is for very specialized use. Seems pretty well-made, though.

                 
                5.0

                I like it...

                By Doug the white-supremacisti hunter

                from Brookings, OR

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quality Craftsmanship
                • Rich Sound
                • Warm Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SEYDEL ORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica:

                    Sweet sounding harp!

                     
                    5.0

                    This harmonica look and sound great, as I expected!!!!

                    By The "OLD" guy that play the harmonica

                    from Miami, Florida

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Play
                    • Quality Craftsmanship
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Warm Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SEYDEL ORCHESTRA S Session Steel Harmonica:

                        I play it for fun and sometimes to annoy my coworkers!!!

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