Select Key of Harmonica - Available in 12 Keys
Em 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 Em Chart

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

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

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

With an E Natural Minor (Em) harmonica in its holder, play a sparse bassline on your guitar. Chop on the backbeat with an E minor chord (draw on lower range of the harmonica) and an A 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 G Major scale played on the E Natural Minor harmonica.

Relative Major Scale in the Key of G

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.