Select Key of Harmonica - Available in 12 Keys
Am Natural Minor
Key labeled in 2nd Position (Cross Harp)
Natural Minor Box
The Natural Minor tuning, with five altered notes (shown below), is a natural choice for playing minor key Blues, Reggae, Ska and Latin, as well as minor Funk, R&B, and Hip Hop.
Key of Am Chart

Natural Minor scale played in A minor in 2nd Position on the A Natural Minor harmonica.

Notice the second note requires a bend on draw 3.
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Natural Minor Scale in the Key of Am

2nd Position: Minor Blues, Reggae, Ska, Latin, Funk, R&B, Hip Hop

With an A Natural Minor (Am) harmonica in its holder, play a sparse bassline on your ukulele. Chop on the backbeat with an A minor chord (draw on lower range of the harmonica) and a Dm minor chord (blow).

Strum a Reggae rhythm.

ukulele - chords

Try a minor Blues.

Or try it with a minor Reggae groove such as “Swing Easy Riddim” or “Stand Up For Your Rights.” Or play a funkier rhythm for a two-chord tune, like Hip Hop harmonica player Bad News Brown.

ukulele chords

The Natural Minor harmonica will also play the relative Major scale. Shown here is a C Major scale played on the A Natural Minor harmonica.

Relative Major Scale in the Key of C

Strum these chords on your ukulele to play in a Major mode.

ukulele - chords

For more about the Natural Minor Harmonica, check out this chord reference guide.

Natural Minor Box
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Lee Oskar also makes harmonicas in three other tunings: Major Diatonic, Melody Maker™ and Harmonic Minor, ideal for creating different harmonic textures and for accompanying different styles of music. Click on the Altered Tuning links above for some great ideas on how to get the most out of your Lee Oskar Harmonicas!