The Harmonic Minor tuning has a very soulful, Eastern European sound and was used for one entire side of Lee Oskar’s highly acclaimed first solo album.; This multi-cultural harmonica is designed to play Traditional Ethnic Music that is important to the heritage of many cultures.; MINOR Eastern European, Gypsy, Yiddish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and European/American folk music, as well as various selections of jazz and classic show tunes, can be played easily with this harmonica. Harmonic Minor; 10 Holes; 1 Standard Tuning & 3 Altered Tunings Color-Coded for Easy Identification Altered tunings sound very different from standard tuning which is the traditional blues/rock/country tuning. Certain reeds have been changed to create each of the altered tunings and this provides different sounds and different scales. Altered tunings make it easy to play many different kinds of music and can help to expand musical horizons. Owning a few keys of altered tunings is like adding new colors of paint to a player’s musical palette. They are fun to play!