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New alternate tuning for Blues? "Spiral Blues"

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Kniri K
Mar 03, 2012 7:07 PM GMT

"Spiral Blues" Alternate tuning for playing Blues

Scale: C, Eb, E, Gb, G, Ab, Bb, C.....etc...

C /E / G / Bb/C/ E/ G/ Bb/ C/ E -blow, Chord C7
Eb/Gb/Ab/C/Eb/Gb/Ab/C/ Eb/Gb -draw, Chord Ab7

D F -- B D F -- B D F bendings

The blow-notes on a C-Harp are the Chord C7: C, E, G and Bb.... etc..., Chord C7, like "the Bebop"-tuning
(Bb is a bluenote)
The draw-notes are the chord Ab7 : Ab, C, Eb and Gb.... etc...
(the bluenotes are Eb and Gb)
Ab and C for subdominant (F minor)
The bend-notes D, F , H are for the dominant(G7) and F is for the subdominant(F)

Does that tuning exist?
Is that a good idee?
I don't try it myself !


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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Jan 13, 2017 7:50 AM GMT
Kniri K Replied:

Correct:

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

Blow G,B,D,F,A,C,Eb,G,Bb,Db

Draw A,C,E,G,Bb,D,F,Ab,C,Eb


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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