221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
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Kniri
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221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Post by Kniri » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:00 am

Layout Alternate Harmonica Tuning "Kniri 221"

G/B/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db blow
A/C/ E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb draw

(draw-bendings at holes 1,3,4,6,7,9 and 10)

5 mixolydian scales: G, C, F, Bb, Eb
5 natural minor (aeolian) scales: Am, Dm, Gm, Cm, Fm

scale: G A B C D E F G A Bb C D Eb F G Ab Bb C Db Eb
steps: 221221221221.......

16 Triads are possible (3 notes in a row) in the circle of 4ths
G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab-major / A,D,G,C,F-minor / B,E,A,D,G dim ( G7,C7,F7,Bb7,Eb7)

14 Chords (4 notes in a row)
blow: G,B,D,F---B*,D,F,A----D,F,A,C----F,A,C,Eb----A,C,Eb,G---C,Eb,G,Bb---Eb,G,Bb,Db
draw: A,C,E,G---C,E,G, Bb---,E,G,Bb,D---G,Bb,D,F---Bb,D,F,Ab---D,F,Ab,C---F,Ab,C,Eb

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Re: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Post by IaNerd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:43 pm

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Post by IaNerd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:47 pm

Q: Do you see applications of 221 to "chromatic"/slide harp? What might that look like?

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Re: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Post by Kniri » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:16 pm

Thanks for the interest !

My idee:

Layout: „Chromatic 221“

SLIDE IN: G/B/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db  blow
A/C/ E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb  draw

SLIDE OUT: Gb/Bb/Db/E/Ab/B/D/Gb/A/C  blow
Ab/B/ Eb/Gb/A/Db/E/G/B/D  draw

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Re: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Post by Kniri » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:03 pm

Layout "Kniri 221"
G/B/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db-----  blow
A/C/ E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb-----  draw

8 Triads (blow)    G      B      D   //  F      A      C  //  Eb      G      Bb  //   Db
                     G -major            F-major           Eb-major
 
                                       G      B  //   D      F      A   //  C      Eb      G  //    Bb      Db
                                                                 D-minor          C-minor               
 
                                           G   //  B     D      F  //   A      C      Eb   //  G      Bb      Db
                                                       B dim/ G7       A dim/ F7           G dim/ Eb7
 
8 triads (draw)       A  //   C      E      G  //  Bb     D      F  //    Ab     C        Eb
                             C-major             Bb-major            Ab-major
                                            A      C      E   //   G     Bb     D   //  F       Ab     C   //    Eb
                                              A-minor              G-minor              F-minor
                                            A      C  //  E      G     Bb  //  D      F       Ab  //  C        Eb
                                                             E dim/ C7          D dim/ Bb7

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Re: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Post by mayeran » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:45 pm

Your idea of customisation is really interesting!

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