Hohner Introduces the PentaHarp – A Revolutionary Harmonica Designed for Guitarists Based on The Pentatonic Scale
21 October, 2021
Mt. Juliet, TN, October 19, 2021… Hohner introduces the PentaHarp, a groundbreaking addition to the iconic harmonica brand’s line. Available now, this unique instrument is designed specifically for guitarists and features the notes of the pentatonic scale. On its exterior one may assume that there is nothing new, but under the hood, the note layout of this harmonica gives the player easy access to the blues without years of developing advanced techniques.
"First time players often get discouraged when they play the harmonica and don’t find those bluesy tones right away," commented Drew Lewis, Hohner Harmonica Brand Manager for KHS America. “The traditional harmonica was designed for German Folk music of the mid-19th century. Over the years, harmonica players discovered different modes and developed techniques to make the instrument fit the music of the day. The PentaHarp was designed with guitar players in mind by providing a familiar scale in the most guitar friendly keys.”
Derek Frank, Artist Relations Manager at KHS America, adds, “The PentaHarp has proven itself with Nashville guitarists and songwriters by giving them a way to express themselves with a new voicing without spending years practicing. Some of the players we introduced to this new instrument were using them in the studio that day!”
Every PentaHarp comes with 30 days of free lessons from bluesharmonica.com. In addition, Hohner has developed a PentaHarp Tab Generator which allows guitarists to transpose their knowledge of the fretboard to the harmonica with a fun, user-friendly interface.
For more information, visit www.pentaharp.com
Available Keys Low-FM, Gm, Am, Bbm, Cm, Dm, Em
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