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by drkcostas
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
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Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

ENHARMONIC GENDRE : MORE HEXATONIC SCALES FOR HARMONICAS . UTILISING AKEBONO 5-NOTES SCALE In ancient Greece according to Aristoxenos, there were 3 musical gendres , the diatonic , the chromatic and enharmonic which were also tetrachords (total length an interval of 4th) and pentachords (total legth...
by drkcostas
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
Views: 18231

Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

CHROMATIC GENDRE: MORE 6-NOTES SCALES THAT ARE BEAUTIFUL FOR HARMONICAS. COMBINING PARTS OF THE PENTATONIC WITH CHROMATIC PARTS. We noticed in the previous post that the Blues-country scale with interval structure 2-1-1-3-2-3, (and any cyclic permutation of it, is still the same scale although a dif...
by drkcostas
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
Views: 18231

Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

CHROMATIC GENDRE: BLUES - COUNTRY 6-NOTES MAJOR SCALE AND THE 7-NOTES BYZANTINE PARACHROMATIC SCALE. In ancient Greece according to Aristoxenos, there were 3 musical gendres , the diatonic , the chromatic and enharmonic which were also tetrachords (total length an interval of 4th) and pentachords (t...
by drkcostas
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
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Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

DIATONIC GENDRE. Thank you for mentioning it. I was not aware of the EDHarmonica neither of the extended paddy Richter tuning. In the terminology that I am used in music , a scale is a sequence of notes AND ALL CYCLIC PERMUTATIONS of it, so as to differentiate it from the mode which is only in a par...
by drkcostas
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
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Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

DIATONIC GENDRE: CIRCULAR TUNING FOR THE 6-NOTES CELTIC MINOR SCALE We may also notice that the 6-notes scales are favored for a harmonica, as the periodicity in the circular tuning is per octave and not per 2 octaves as in 7-notes scales. A good example is the Celtic minor 6-notes scale ( in semito...
by drkcostas
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
Views: 18231

Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

Inthe next we will describe harmonicas with hexatonic scales and two only chords (See also https://simplerguitarlearning.blogspot.com/2020/01/291-hexatonic-scales-for-harmonica.html ) MOST OF THE HEXATONIC TUNINGS IN THIS DISCUSSION HAVE A SINGLE CHORD AT THE BLOW ROW AND ANOTHER SINGLE CHORD AT THE...
by drkcostas
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
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Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

As alternative to the above half chord-based and half-scaled based design of the tuning of the harmonica, we may have the multi-scales based design. E.g. we may utilize half and the first part of the above harmonica to play the Blues 6-notes scale, and the rest the full diatonic scale (cyclic tuning...
by drkcostas
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
Views: 18231

Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

Thank you Brendan. I saw something about it (lucky 13) but I did not study it thorougly. 4 octaves is a very attactive feature for an harmonica.Congratulations! I wonder if such harmonicas could devote the first 5-6 holes for playing in pairs chords X1(blow)-X2(draw), X4(blow)-X3(draw), or X1=X4 and...
by drkcostas
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
Views: 18231

Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

There is one aspect of Richter tuning compared to circular which is significant: It allows or forces mainly 3 chords I , ii, V, which are 2 major 1 minor thus forces happier music. Based on that one could ask what is the Richter-like tuning for the chords I,IV, V, which is somehow more often compare...