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MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross
Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross - SELECT KEY
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Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross - SELECT KEY (170262-HD)   STATUS - NOW AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FROM OUR EBAY STORE - OR - Phone or Email to Order
The Seydel 10315 Session Steel Major Cross is a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in Tony Eyers' MAJOR CROSS tuning with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds, ergonomic covers and blue plastic comb.

MAJOR CROSS Tuning: The MAJOR CROSS tuning, developed by Tony Eyers, allows a major scale to be played in second (or cross) position without any bending. While many players use second position, they often find traditional tunes challenging, due to the bending/overblowing needed for some notes.

MAJOR CROSS eliminates this problem. Moreover, as bending/overblowing is generally not needed, Major Cross harmonicas are well suited to the fast speeds common with traditional fiddle tunes.

The difference between MAJOR CROSS tuning and the usual Richter tunings is shown below. The “root” note for second or cross position is the two hole draw and this note is used for labeling the instruments as well.

(from Seydel Product Information)

  MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross
The MAJOR CROSS tuning is labeled in Cross-Position (G shown below), so the note in 2 draw is the root note and the tone table below shows the MAJOR CROSS in G - however the basis for a MAJOR CROSS in G is a usual Richter tuned diatonic in the key of C:
MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross
MAJOR CROSS AND RICHTER TUNING CHART COMPARISON

OTHER POSITIONS

Thre other positions are readily available for playing Major Cross harmonicas. These are:

  • 4 hole draw as the root note: this is for “modal” tunes, e.g. “Red Haired Boy”, an American bluegrass standard
  • 3 hole blow as the root note: this is for minor tunes, such as “Drowsy Maggie”, a well known Irish tune
  • 1 hole draw as the root note: another minor position, for tunes like “Jerusalem Ridge”, another bluegrass standard

AVAILABLE CHORDS

Besides very intuitive melody playing, the MAJOR CROSS tuning opens new options for playing chordal accompaniment as well!

In the table below you can see that the most important chords (major and minor)) are available in a very easy to remember arrangement:
MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross
CHORDS AVAILABLE ON MAJOR CROSS (G SHOWN AS REFERENCE)

The SESSION STEEL is the upgrade to our successful SESSION model now presented with a bold new look and superior technical reliability, excellent playability and a fantastic sound.

  • ergonomic coverplates made of stainless steel, completely rounded at the mouthpiece
  • ABS comb with recessed German Silver reedplates
  • rivets and screws made of stainless steel
  • lips and beard-friendly design
  • minimal air consumption achieved by fine-cut reedplates, optimized flatness and extremely small tolerances between reed and reedplate
  • stainless steel reeds provide the best clear and full sound and response of the 1847 models
  • with convenient genuine leather pouch

The SESSION STEEL - Sounds stronger- lives longer

All MandoHarp Harmonicas are covered by our Free 6-Month Warranty. See more great Harmonicas at our MandoHarp Harmonica Index.
MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross
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FEATURES
  • Stainless Steel reeds
  • 1.0mm German Silver reedplates
  • Smooth-edged orange plastic comb
  • Extensive range of specialist tunings available
  • Bolt-on Stainless Steel covers
  • Black leather carrying pouch
  • Microfibre polishing cloth included
  • Instruction sheet included
  • Reed plates and all other parts available by order
Specifications for this particular instrument

Basic Information

Attribute Description
Key SELECT KEY
Tuning Major Cross
Holes 10
Reeds 20
  MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross

Dimensions

Measurement mm inches
Overall Length 103 4 1/16
Overall Width 28 1 1/8
Overall Depth 22 7/8
  MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross

Construction Materials

Component Material
Covers Stainless Steel
Comb Blue ABS plastic
Reed plates German Silver 1.0 mm
Reeds Stainless Steel
Case Leather pouch
  MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross

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MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross
MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross
MandoHarp - Seydel Harmonica - 10315 Session Steel Major Cross
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