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The Harmonica Company: Harmonicas with Orchestra – C Tuning

Orchestra – C tuning is specific to certain chromatic harmonicas and drops the standard tuning by 2.5 tones. This results in the lowest note, played on the first hole blow, being G3, rather than C4, as found on a standard 12 hole chromatic harmonica.

This provides access to a greater range of bass notes, but sacrifices the range at the top end (where chromatic harmonicas can often sound undesirably trebly anyway).

Seydel is currently the only harmonica manufacturer that offers this tuning

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