Diagrams of well-known tunings

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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Major Cross

Post by IaNerd » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:38 pm

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I Gmaj yes
ii Amin yes
iii Bmin yes (x2)
IV Cmaj yes (x2)
V Dmaj yes (x3)
vi Emin yes
vii F#dim yes
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Solo, a.k.a. Seydel Tonleiter

Post by IaNerd » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:42 pm

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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G
I Gmaj yes (8)
ii Amin yes (x2)
iii Bmin no
IV Cmaj no
V Dmaj no
vi Emin no
vii F#dim no
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PowerDraw, by Brendan Power (in G)

Post by IaNerd » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:34 pm

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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 7th
ii Amin yes, x2
iii Bmin no
IV Cmaj yes, x4
V Dmaj no
vi Emin no
vii F#dim no
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Re: Diagrams of well-known tunings

Post by Brendan » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:19 am

Thanks IaNerd - very useful to see all these tunings with such a clear graphical display.

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Re: Diagrams of well-known tunings

Post by IaNerd » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:10 am

If forum members have requests for diagrams of specific tunings, feel free to pm me.

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"Canned Heat" tuning, cross harp key of G

Post by IaNerd » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:45 pm

‘On the Road Again’ was recorded by the American blues-rock group Canned Heat in 1967.

The distinctive harmonica solo first played by Alan ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson utilizes a special tuning adjustment. Played on a harp in key A in cross/2nd position E, adjustments to draw reed 6 are made by raising the pitch of the reed a semi-tone from F#-G.

I show it below in Cross key of G (for comparison with other tunings) and also in Wilson’’s Cross key of E.


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


I Gmaj yes, x2 (one with 7th) 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: Bbmaj (inv.), Fmin (partial)


In First Position Key of C (Second Position Key of G)

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"Canned Heat" tuning, cross harp key of E

Post by IaNerd » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:52 pm

‘On the Road Again’ was recorded by the American blues-rock group Canned Heat in 1967.

The distinctive harmonica solo first played by Alan ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson utilizes a special tuning adjustment. Played on a harp in key A in cross/2nd position E, adjustments to draw reed 6 are made by raising the pitch of the reed a semi-tone from F#-G.


Notes of the Blues Scale in E: E – G – A – A#/Bb – B – D – E (one octave)


I Amaj yes, x2 (one with 7th) and partial, x1
ii Bmin no
iii C#min no
IV Dmaj yes, x7
V Emaj no
vi F#min yes, but partial, x3
vii G#dim yes, but partial, x2
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Also: Gmaj (inv.), Dmin (partial)


In First Position Key of A (Second Position Key of E)

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"Optimized Blues Tuning" by Heiner Krüger

Post by IaNerd » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:15 pm

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