We’d like to introduce you to our friend, partner, and honorary PFC Band member, Lee Oskar, who’s a world-renowned harmonica virtuoso, composer, producer, visual artist, musical explorer and harmonica manufacturer. As a founding member of the funk/jazz group WAR, Lee toured globally exposing the harmonica to many people and countries where the musical instrument was not part of the culture. He then went on to found Lee Oskar Harmonicas—available in various keys with standard and altered tunings—which allow musicians to play a wide range of musical genres and styles.
Learn more about this unique instrument from the virtuoso himself in a series of short videos we’ve titled Harmonic Conversations with Lee Oskar. Check out the first episode below and look out for our future episodes being released soon.
(8/1/18) Episode 1: Lee explains how anyone can play the harmonica.
(8/15/18) Episode 2: Lee talks about playing the Chicago blues.
(8/29/18) Episode 3: Lee explains the difference between the major diatonic harmonica and his signature “Melody Maker” harmonica.
(9/12/18) Episode 4: Lee talks about using his “Melody Maker” harmonica to play reggae and African music.
(9/26/18) Lee discusses the natural minor harmonica and how harmony, melody, and rhythm work together.
(10/10/18) Lee discusses playing “international blues” with the harmonic minor harmonica.
WIN A LEE OSKAR HARMONICA!!!
Congratulations to our July winner, Michael. Enter below for a chance to win a Lee Oskar harmonica of your own.