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Diagrams of well-known tunings

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:43 pm
by IaNerd
I will share in this thread diagrams that I have prepared of well-known tunings. When (not if) I make factual errors, please pm me; I will try to resolve errors quickly.

ENJOY!

"Standard" Richter Diatonic

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:54 pm
by IaNerd
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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G (one octave)

I Gmaj yes, x2 and partial, x1
ii Amin no
iii Bmin no
IV Cmaj yes, x7
V Dmaj no
vi Emin yes, but partial, x3
vii F#dim yes, but partial, x2
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Also: Dmin v, Fmin

"Country-Tuned" Diatonic

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:01 pm
by IaNerd
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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G (one octave)


I Gmaj yes, x2 and partial, x1
ii Amin no
iii Bmin yes, and 7th
IV Cmaj yes, x7
V Dmaj yes, x1
vi Emin yes, but partial, x3
vii F#dim yes, but partial, x1
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Also:

"Paddy Richter" Diatonic

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:05 pm
by IaNerd
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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G (one octave)

I Gmaj yes, x2 and partial, x2
ii Amin yes, x3
iii Bmin no
IV Cmaj yes, x5
V Dmaj no
vi Emin yes, but partial, x2
vii F#dim yes, but partial, x2
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Also: Dmin v,

Lee Oskar “Melody Maker”, a.k.a. Seydel “Melodic Maker”

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:10 pm
by IaNerd
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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G (one octave)
I Gmaj yes, x2
ii Amin yes, x3, one with 7th
iii Bmin yes, x2, both with 7th
IV Cmaj yes, x5
V Dmaj no
vi Emin yes, but partial, x2
vii F#dim yes, but partial, x2
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Also: Dmin v,

Power Bender

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:16 pm
by IaNerd
In G ...

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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G

I Gmaj yes, x4, and 7th
ii Amin yes
iii Bmin no
IV Cmaj yes, x2, and 7th
V Dmaj no
vi Emin yes, and 7th
vii F#dim no
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Also: Dmin, Fmaj


ADDENDUM, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017:
A few days ago I noticed that PowerBender tuning contains an octave which, in another Topic, I termed "penchromatic". Brendan Power--and likely others as well--has been using this octave within larger tunings years before I penciled it out on my own. Furthermore, one of the Topics that I have submitted on this forum, called "Richter-Penchromatic tuning for 10-hole 'diatonic' harp", turns out to be the same as PowerBender except for channels 9 and 10. Props to Brendan for creating, using, promoting and making available PowerBender tuning.

Big Six Circular G (a Seydel Harmonica of the Month)

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:21 pm
by IaNerd
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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G

I Gmaj yes, and 7th
ii Amin yes, and 7th
iii Bmin yes, and 7th
IV Cmaj yes
V Dmaj yes (x2), one with 7th
vi Emin yes, and 7th
vii F#dim yes, and 7th
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Note than in addition to the complete G major scale, this tuning also provides its complete relative minor scale (Em), with the same draw-blow pattern.

PentaBender

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:25 pm
by IaNerd
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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G (one octave)
I Gmaj no
ii Amin no
iii Bmin no
IV Cmaj no
V Dmaj no
vi Emin no
vii F#dim no
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Also:

Fourkey

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:29 pm
by IaNerd
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“Spiral,” a.k.a. “Circular,” a.k.a. “Zirkular,” a.k.a. “Melody King”

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:33 pm
by IaNerd
Using Seydel D in 1 blow (for Gmaj play) ...

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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G
I Gmaj yes (x2, with 7th)
ii Amin yes (x2, with 7th)
iii Bmin yes (x2, with 7th)
IV Cmaj yes (x2, with 7th)
V Dmaj yes (x3, 2 with 7th)
vi Emin yes (x2, with 7th)
vii F#dim yes (x2, with 7th)
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Also: