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B♭m 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 B♭m Chart

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

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

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

With a B♭Natural Minor (B♭m) harmonica in its holder, play a sparse bassline on your guitar. Chop on the backbeat with a B♭ minor chord (draw on lower range of the harmonica) and an E♭ minor chord (blow).

Strum a Reggae rhythm.

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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.

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The Natural Minor harmonica will also play the relative Major scale. Shown here is a D♭ Major scale played on the B♭ Natural Minor harmonica.

Relative Major Scale in the Key of D♭

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

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

Natural Minor Box