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Alternate Tuning "Kniri 221"

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Kniri K
Feb 04, 2012 5:55 PM GMT


Hello together
I have been experimenting with alternative tunings for diatonic harmonicas.
I was looking for an easier way to play the Blues with the common three chords (C, F and G7 in the key of C). After playing around for some time I found continuous scales for diatonic instruments. This means that the notes do always have the same steps. This allows to play 5 different major or minor scales and 16 different triads, which are related/similar to the circle of 4th. The nice thing about this is if you blow or draw in any three holes right next to each other then it will always result in a chord (triad in root position), major or minor depending where you are.

Tuning "Kniri 221" in the circle of 4th“



Blow G B D F A C Eb G Bb Db
Holes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Draw A C E G Bb D F Ab C Eb


scale G, A,B, C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C,Db, Eb

steps 2=wholetone 1 = halftone 221221221221221221.......

16 chords: G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab-major/ A,D,G,C,F-minor/ G7,C7,F7,Bb7,Eb7 (bezw. H,E,A,D,G dim)

2 video on youtube showing my system:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIm2T41KpgA&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juYlwUVtxTI&feature=channel
More information on my website: http://www.kniri.ch/bluesaccordion.aspx

It would be great if you could have a look at my scale.
Maybe you can use them.
A feedback would be great.

Regards
Kniri


Hello together
I have been experimenting with alternative tunings for diatonic harmonicas.
I was looking for an easier way to play the Blues with the common three chords (C, F and G7 in the key of C). After playing around for some time I found continuous scales for diatonic instruments. This means that the notes do always have the same steps. This allows to play 5 different major or minor scales and 16 different triads, which are related/similar to the circle of 4th. The nice thing about this is if you blow or draw in any three holes right next to each other then it will always result in a chord (triad in root position), major or minor depending where you are.

Tuning "Kniri 221" in the circle of 4th“



Blow   G,B,D,F,A,Eb,Bb,Db

Draw   A,C,E,G,Bb,D,F,Ab,C,Eb


scale   G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C,Db, Eb     

steps   2=wholetone 1 = halftone    221221221221221221.......     

16 chords: G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab-major/ A,D,G,C,F-minor / G7,C7,F7,Bb7,Eb7 (bezw.  H,E,A,D,G dim)


More information on my website: http://www.kniri.ch/bluesaccordion.aspx

It would be great if you could have a look at my scale.
Maybe you can use them.
A feedback would be great.

Regards
Kniri


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