Transcending musical genres
The harmonica is amazing in that it is well suited to any type of music, appearing in a variety of genres, including country, jazz, chansons, and rock. Let us take a look at a few tunes.
Example of a classical tune: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire"
This piece is performed with a double-reed harmonica, and its melody rings out beautifully with tremolo.
Example of a folk song: "Aura Lea"
A chromatic harmonica is used to perform this folk song with jazz tones. This song formed the basis for Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender."