Hohnerin kromaattiset harput sopivat aloittelijoille ja pidemmälle ehtineille. Kromaattisia harppuja on mahdollista soittaa kaikissa sävellajeissa.
chromatic harmonica was invented by HOHNER more than 100 years ago.
As the name suggests, it contains all natural notes plus all sharps
and flats, thus enabling chromatic melodies. Basically the chromatic
harmonica consists of two harmonicas, one in C and one in C#,
separated from one another by the slide, which is operated by the
button at the side.
When the slide is not used, the instrument is
in C major and only the white notes on the piano keyboard are
Pressing the slide button brings the 2nd harmonica into
play and every note is raised in pitch by one semitone, giving a C#
major scale, which contains all notes found on the black keys of the
piano as well as a couple of duplications. It‘s thus possible to
play in all keys on one instrument.
The chromatic harmonica is
used mainly in jazz and classical music, but can also be heard in
pop, rock and folk as well as in the blues. It was popularized by
artists such as Larry Adler, Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder, all
of whom play or played HOHNER instruments throughout their
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