I have a idea for a special tuning for 10-hole harmonica
If somebody interested, here is my idea
for 10-hole Diatonic Harmonica
Octatonic scale (6.Modus)
Scale: steps 1122.1122.1122.......
blow: C D Gb Ab C D Gb Ab C D
hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
draw: Db E G Bb Db E G Bb Db E
...................D7.......D b5.........Ab7..........Ab b5
Chords blow: C D Gb----D Gb Ab----Gb Ab C----Ab C D
Chords draw: Db E G----E G Bb-----G Bb Db----Bb Db E
...................Db dim....E dim.......G dim........Bb dim
more ideas on: www.kniri.ch (Kniri 221)
By the way, you can input your tunings here in a way that comes out much better, so everything lines up nicely. Here are the instructions:
Here's how it looks with your1122 tuning:
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BLOW C D Gb Ab C D Gb Ab C D HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DRAW Db E G Bb Db E G Bb Db E BEND Eb A Eb A Eb
There are no major scales, natural minor scales or any other minor scales I can think of, even if you use bends. Only the two pentatonic scales that are part of the blues scales. If the goal is to play octatonic music, no doubt this is also a reasonable tuning but I'm afraid my understanding of such music borders complete ignorance, so some musical example would be interesting. In any case it seems to be a very specialized tool, so it would be interesting to hear which musical needs that pushed the idea forth
Also, like Brendan said, it's a good idea to format your tunings. I would not had read it as easily in the format you provided, but relied on Brendan's transcription. It's not very hard to learn, and you will find it a lot easier to get feedback on your ideas!
I am experimenting with "Diatonic Cyclic Scales" who have logical symmetric steps:
21212121212121...../ 112211221122112211....../ 12221222122212221222.....on on on etcetera
My first idea was my Kniri 221 tuning in the circle of 4ths, steps 221221221221221221......
I have no musical exemple of the Octatonic Tuning because it's a new idea !