The Hohner PentaHarp harmonica is built for all musicians, not just harmonica players. With an easy-to-understand intuitive design, you don’t have to use advanced techniques to get the notes that you know will work. You can play melodies and solos effortlessly. The Pentatonic scale is one of the most useful scales in music for decades. Guitarists know this scale as “Playing in the Box.” Play any of these notes in the right key and you wont play a wrong note. Hohner took this a step further by adding what is known as the “Blue Note,” which is an additional note which adds a little chromatic run for extra expression and is known as the Blues Scale. To play this scale on a standard harmonica, you would have to perfect advanced techniques that could take years to master.
There is no need to play in 2nd position or “Cross Harp” position. The PentaHarp is straightforward in its tuning. You can play in the same key the song is in or the same harmonica can play a song in a major key if it is the relative minor. The notes are laid out in such a way that you do not need to draw bend, blow bend or overblow to play a useful scale. The versatility the PentaHarp brings opens up a world of possibilities for both beginners and pro players alike.