Harmonica Selection Guides

Diatonic Selection Guide

Diatonic harmonicas are tuned to a single major scale and were originally designed for songs with simple harmonic forms.
However, their construction enables the special techniques of bending and overblowing, by which the tonal range can be augmented.

Chromatic Selection Guide

Chromatic harmonicas are also tuned to a major scale, but the slide button enables all 12 semitones of the chromatic octave, so they can be played in all keys.

Tremolo and Octav Harmonica Selection Guide

Tremolo harmonicas are tuned to individual major scales. Two reeds per note of the same pitch are tuned slightly apart to produce a warm, pulsating tremolo effect.
Octave harmonicas are tuned to individual major scales. Two reeds per note are tuned exactly one octave apart to create a powerful, rich sound.