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BluesAccordion  "Kniri 221"

 

BluesÖrgeli  (deutsch)

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I came up with some alternative tunings for Cajun Accordions and Diatonic Harmonicas. The one row Cajun-Accordions do usually have the same 'Richter' tuning as a Bluesharp has.     

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 a continuous scale for diatonic instruments. This means that the notes do always have the same steps. This allows to play 5 different mixolydian major scales and 5 different natural minor (aeolian) scales, which are related/similar to the circle of 4ths (and 5ths).

Now the nice thing about this is if you blow(push) or draw(pull) any three notes right next to then it will always result in a chord (triad in root position), major or minor depending where you are.
This makes it very easy if you want to use the instrument to accompany someone.

The next interesting thing is that if you take the next note (next to the first three notes in a row) you will always have the flat seventh, which is nice for the Blues.
It is always the main note, third, quint and flat seventh. (flat7ths-chord progression in the circle of 4ths, or flat 7ths-chord-turnaround or "flat7ths spiral")

As an example if you draw:Harmonica(push:Accordion) from the the C (4 notes in a row) then the notes would be C,E,G,Bb.
Easy as that. And like this you jump from one chord to the next.(flat7 spiral: C,E,G, Bb---,E,G,Bb,D---G,Bb,D,F---Bb,D,F,Ab---D,F,Ab,C---F,Ab,C,Eb and so on....)

 

221-scale (Kniri Knaus)  steps   2=wholetone 1 = halftone    221221221221221221.......    B*= H deutsch  Bb= B deutsch

..Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb,C,Db,Eb,F,Gb,Ab,Bb,B*,Db,Eb,E,Gb,Ab,A,B*,C#,D,E,F#,G,A,B*,C,D,E,F,G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb,C,Db,Eb,F,Gb,Ab

,Bb,B*,Db,Eb,E,Gb,Ab,A,B*,C#,D,E,F#,G,A,B*,C,D,E,F,G,A,Bb,C,D,EbF,G,Ab,Bb,C,Db,Eb,F,Gb,Ab,Bb,B*,Db,Eb,E,Gb,Ab,A,B*,C#.........

Exemple:  From G to G = 6 oktaves, all 12 keys in the circle of 4ths, 36 tones !!!!

Layout "Kniri 221"

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db  blow: Harmonica / pull: Accordion !!!!!  chords G7, Dm, F7, Cm, Eb7
A/C/ E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb  draw: Harmonica / push: Accordion !!!!! chords Am, C7, Gm, Bb7, Fm, Ab

B* = H deutsch,  Bb = B deutsch

(for harmonicas: draw-bendings at holes 1,3,4,6,7,9 and 10)
 

5 mixolydian scales: steps 221 221 221 221 221 221 2

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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5 natural minor (aeolian) scales: steps 21 221 221 221 221 221 22

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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16 Triads are possible (3 notes in a row) in the circle of 4ths

G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab-major  /   A,D,G,C,F-minor  /   B,E,A,D,G dim ( G7,C7,F7,Bb7,Eb7)

Kniri 221   

G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db      blow harmonica / pull accordion
A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb       draw harmonica / push accordion

14 Chords  (4 notes in a row)

blow: G,B*,D,F---B*,D,F,A----D,F,A,C----F,A,C,Eb----A,C,Eb,G---C,Eb,G,Bb---Eb,G,Bb,Db

draw: A,C,E,G---C,E,G, Bb---,E,G,Bb,D---G,Bb,D,F---Bb,D,F,Ab---D,F,Ab,C---F,Ab,C,Eb

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Kniri 221   Cajun Accordions
B*english = H deutsch,  Bb english = B deutsch


2212212212212212212---Steps (2=wholetone 1=halftone)
A C E G Bb D F Ab C Eb - Push
G B* D F A C Eb G Bb Db - Pull

1221221221221221221---Steps
G B* D F A C Eb G Bb Db- Push
F# A C E G Bb D F Ab C - Pull

2122122122122122122---Steps
E G Bb D F Ab C Eb Gb Bb- Push
D F A C Eb G Bb Db F Ab - Pull

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Modded Kniri 221 Tunings:

2 spiral tunings for 10-hole harmonica in key Bb


with the blue notes Db, E (bend) and Ab
The note Bb is the same note blow and draw.

Holes 1-4 and 5-8 have the same notes

(5-8 one octave higher than 1-4)

It's easy to play bluesy, jazzy tunes and improvsations. 2 and-a- half octaves range

 

"Bluesy" Tuning (Kniri Knaus) in Bb, special solo tuning

Bb C Eb G Bb C Eb G Bb Db --- blow--chord Cm7, Eb6 , Eb7
1  2- 3- 4- 5 -6- 7 8- 9- 10
Bb D F Ab Bb D F  Ab C  Eb --- draw --chord Bb7-9, Fm7, Ab
--- Db E------Db E-- --B D ----bendings

Hole 6-10 blow and 5-10 draw = Kniri 221

 

"Blue Note" Tuning (Kniri Knaus) in Bb, special solo tuning

Bb Db Eb G Bb Db Eb G Bb Db -- blow--chord Eb7
1 - 2- 3 - 4- 5- 6 - 7 - 8- 9-10
Bb D  F   Ab Bb D  F  Ab C  Eb -- draw---chord Bb7-9, Fm7, Ab
--- E--------     -E---     -B  D-----bendings

Hole 7-10 blow and 5-10 draw = Kniri 221

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"ORCHESTRA S" Solo Tuning in Eb (Seydel)

 

Bb Eb Eb G Bb Eb Eb G Bb Eb -- blow--chord Eb
1 - 2- 3 - 4- 5- 6 - 7  8 -9--10
C  D  F   Ab C  D  F  Ab  C   D -- draw---chord  Fm6
B---  E----- B-----E---  --B -----bendings

6 notes are different as "Bluesy" and "Blue Note"

2,6,10 blow and 1,5,10 draw

 

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Kniri 221 Tuning 

8 Triads (blow,Harmonica)    G      B      D   //  F      A      C  //  Eb      G      Bb  //   Db

               (pull,Accordion)       G -major            F-major           Eb-major

 

                                           G      B  //   D      F      A   //  C      Eb      G  //    Bb      Db

                                                                 D-minor          C-minor               

 

                                           G   //  B     D      F  //   A      C      Eb   //  G      Bb      Db

                                                       B dim/ G7      A dim/ F7           G dim/ Eb7

 

8 triads (draw,Harmonica)      A  //   C      E      G  //  Bb     D      F  //    Ab     C        Eb

             (push,Accordion)                 C-major             Bb-major            Ab-major

                                            A      C      E   //   G     Bb     D   //  F       Ab     C   //    Eb

                                              A-minor              G-minor              F-minor

                                            A      C  //  E      G     Bb  //  D      F       Ab  //  C        Eb

                                                             E dim/ C7          D dim/ Bb7

Kniri 221 Tuning   (B = H deutsch,  Bb = B deutsch)

for playing in 10 different keys:

5 mixolydian major scales and 5 natural minor (aeolian) scales

Bb:        (+blue notes Ab+Db)
G, B, D, F, A, C, Eb, G, Bb, Db  blow harmonica/pull Accordion
A, C, E, G, Bb, D,F, Ab, C, Es   draw harmonica/push accordion

C:        (+blue notes Bb+Eb)
G, B, D, F, A, C, Eb, G, Bb, Db  blow
A, C, E, G, Bb, D, F, Ab, C, Es   draw

F:      (+blue notes Eb+Ab)                           
G, B, D, F, A, C, Eb,  G, Bb,  Db   blow
A, C, E, G, Bb, D, F, Ab, C, Es    draw

G:       (+blue notes F+Bb)                           
G, B, D, F A, C, Eb, G, Bb, Db   blow
A, C, E, G, Bb, D, F, Ab, C, Es    draw

Eb:     (+blue note Db)
G, B, D, F, A, C, Eb, G, Bb, Db    blow
A, C, E, G, Bb, D, F, Ab, C, Es    draw

D minor:
G, B, D, F, A, C, Eb, G, Bb, Db    blow
A, C, E, G, Bb, D, F, Ab, C, Es    draw   

G minor:
G, B, D, F, A, C, Eb, G, Bb, Db    blow
A, C, E, G, Bb, D, F, Ab, C, Es    draw

A minor:
G, B, D, F, A, C, Eb, G, Bb, Db    blow
A, C, E, G, Bb, D, F, Ab, C, Es    draw

F minor:
G, B, D, F, A, C, Eb, G, Bb, Db    blow
A, C, E, G, Bb, D, F, Ab, C, Es    draw

C minor:     
G, B, D, F, A, C, Eb, G, Bb, Db   blow
A, C, E, G, Bb, D, F, Ab, C, Es   draw

 draw-bendings at holes  1,3,4,6,7,9 and 10

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Spiral tunings for comparison

Spiral (Circular Tuning)    steps 2212212221221222122         2=Wholetone  1=Halftone   

G/B/D/F/A/C/E/G/B/D   blow             G, G7, Dm, F, Am, C, Em, G   
1  2  3  4 5  6  7 8  9 10                 Am, C, Em, G, G7, Dm, F, Am  
A/C/E/G/B/D/F/A/C/E   draw

 

Kniri 221   steps 221221221....         BluesÖrgeli and 221-Bluesharp   

G/B/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db  blow           with 16  Chords in the Circle of 4ths
1  2  3  4 5  6  7 8  9 10                     G, G7, Dm, F, F7, Cm, Eb, Eb7     blow harm / pull Acc

A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb   draw         Am, C, C7, Gm, Bb, Bb7, Fm, Ab   draw harm / push Acc

 

Kniri 1222  steps 122212221222......

G/Bb/D/F/A/C/E/G/B/D  blow                  with 16 Chords in the Circle of 5ths
1  2  3  4 5  6  7 8  9 10                       Gm, Bb, Dm, F, Am, C, Em, G

Ab/C/Eb/G/Bb/D/F/A/C/E  draw            Ab, Cm, Eb, Gm, Bb, Dm, F, Am

 

True Chromatic (Eugene Ivanov)         steps 2122212221222122212.....

G/Bb/D/F/A/C/E/G/B/D  blow               with 16 chords in the circle of 5ths
1  2  3  4 5  6  7 8  9 10                      Gm, Bb, Dm, F, Am, C, Em, G
A/C/E/G/B/D/F#/A/C#/E  draw             Am, C, Em, G, Bm, D, F#m, A

 

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Links:

 

Scale FinderSeydel Harp Congfigurator

Pat Missin, Alternate Tuning List

Harmonica-Spiral-Tuning-Kniri-221

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Richter/Kniri Tuning  (Richter-221)

Combination Richter Tuning and  Kniri 221 Tuning

Holes 1-5 Richter Tuning Holes 6-10  Kniri 221 Tuning

F/A/C/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db  blow       F................... F7, Cm, Eb, Eb7
1  2  3  4 5  6  7 8  9 10         
G/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb  draw
      C..........C7, Gm, Bb, Bb7, Fm, Ab

Gb,B,Eb,Gb- Db,E - - B,D    bendings

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Richter-Tuning

F/A/C/F/A/C/F/A/C/F      blow       F...................
1  2  3  4 5  6  7 8  9 10         
G/C/E/G/Bb/D/E/G/Bb/D  draw      C..........C7, Gm , Gm6

Gb,B,Eb,Gb--Db---------    bendings

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Kniri 221    221221221221....

G / B / D / F / A / C / Eb / G / Bb / Db  blow harmonica/pull accordion

A / C / E / G / Bb / D / F / Ab / C / Eb  draw harmonica/push accordion

 

C / E / G / Bb / D / F / Ab / C / Eb / Gb  blow

D / F / A / C / Eb / G / Bb / Db / F / Ab  draw

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Inversion 212   212212212212......

A / C / E / G / Bb / D / F / Ab / C / Eb

B / D / F / A / C / Eb / G / Bb / Db / F

 

D / F / A / C / Eb / G / Bb / Db / F / Ab

E / G / Bb / D / F / Ab / C / Eb / Gb / Bb

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Inversion 122    122122122122.....

B / D / F / A / C / Eb / G / Bb / Db / F

 

C / E / G / Bb / D / F / Ab / C / Eb / Gb

 

 

 

F#/ A / C / E / G / Bb / D / F / Ab / C

G / B / D / F / A / C / Eb / G / Bb / Db

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Layout "Bluesy Tuning" in C  (Holes 6-10  Kniri 221 Tuning)

 

C/D/F/A/C/D/F/A/C/Eb    blow     chord Dm7-F6-F7

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10

C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb/D/F  draw     chord C7-Gm-Bb

  Eb,Gb      Eb,Gb  Db,E  bendings

 

steps: 0221221202212212212

scale: C,C,D,E,F,G,A,Bb,C,C,D,E,F,G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F

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Layout "Kniri 221" in G   B*=H deutsch  Bb=B deutsch

G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db  blow
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
A/C /E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb  draw

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Layout "Bluesy Tuning" in Bb   (Löcher 6-10  Kniri 221 Tuning)

 

Bb/C/Eb/G/Bb/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db  blow
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
Bb/D /F/Ab/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb  draw

 

 

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Richter-Tuning

F/A/C/F/A/C/F/A/C/F      blow       F...................
1  2  3  4 5  6  7 8  9 10         
G/C/E/G/Bb/D/E/G/Bb/D  draw      C..........C7, Gm , Gm6

 

Layout Kniri 221    B* = H deutsch

G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db blow Harmonica /pull Accordion
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
A/C /E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb  draw Harmonica / push Accordion

 

A/C#/E/G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
B*/D/F#/A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F 

 

C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb/Gb 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db/F/Ab 

 

D/F#/A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
E/G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb 

 

E/G#/B*/D/F#/A/C/E/G/Bb
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
F#/A/C#/E/G/B*/D/F/A/C

  

F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db/F/Ab/B*
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb/Gb/Bb/Db

 

B*/D#/F#/A/C#/E/G/B*/D/F 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
C#/E/G#/B*/D/F#/A/C/E/G

 

Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb/Gb/Bb/Db/E 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
C/Eb/G/Bb/Db/F/Ab/B*/Eb/Gb

 

Eb/G/Bb/Db/F/Ab/B*/Eb/Gb/A
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
F/Ab/C/Eb/Gb/Bb/Db/E/Ab/B*  

 

Ab/C/Eb/Gb/Bb/Db/E/Ab/B*/D
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
Bb/Db/F/Ab/B*/F/Gb/A/Db/E 

F#/A#/C#/E/G#/B*/D/F#/A/C
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
G#/B*/D#/F#/A/C#/E/G/B*/D

C#/F/G#/B*/D#/F#/A/C#/E/G
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
D#/F#/A#/C#/E/G#/B*/D/F#/A

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Layout "Kniri 221" Tuning   B*=H deutsch

 

A/C#/E/G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb  blow (A7, Em, G7, Dm, F7)
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
B*/D/F#/A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F  draw (Bm, D7, Am, C7, Gm, Bb)

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Tuning for 10-hole harmonica with the blue notes: Eb, Bb and (bending Gb) for the C-key harp.
The note C is the same note blow and draw.
Holes 1-4 and 5-8 are the same spiral-notes (5-8 one oktave higher than 1-4)
It's easy to play for Blues !!!!! (2. Position)

Layout "Blue Note" Tuning  (Kniri Knaus)

Hole 7-10 blow and 5-10 draw = Kniri 221

 

C/Eb/F/A/C/Eb/F/A/C/Eb    blow       chord F7

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10

C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb/D/F    draw       chord C7/9-Gm7-Bb

     Gb          Gb    Db,E    bendings

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Tuning for 10-hole harmonica with the blue notes:
Bb,bending Eb and bending Gb, for the C-key harp.
The note C is the same note blow and draw.
Holes 6-10 blow and 5-10 draw are Kniri 221 Tuning.
Holes 1-4 and 5-8 have the same notes (5-8 one octave higher than 1-4)
6 different chords Dm7, F6,  F7, C7/9, Gm7 and Bb
Playing like Richter-Tuning low octave (2.Position)
Two and-a-half octaves range.

 

Layout "Bluesy Tuning" (Kniri Knaus)

Hole 6-10 blow and 5-10 draw = Kniri 221

 

C/D/F/A/C/D/F/A/C/Eb     blow    chord Dm7, F6-F7

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10

C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb/D/F   draw  chord C7,9,11-Gm-Bb

   Eb Gb    Eb Gb   Db,E   bendings

 

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Idea 11/01/19 (Kniri Knaus)

 

Layout "Easy Blues"Tuning  in C   12-Hole-Harmonica

Holes 1-6 blow and 1-5 draw=  Richter-Tuning!

Playing "cross" (2.Position)

 

F/A/C/F/A/C/Eb/F/A/C/Eb/G    blow     F- F7-Cm

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12

G/C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/A  draw     chord C7/9-Gm7-Bb- Dm

Gb,B,Eb,Gb ----Gb-- Db,E,Ab  bendings

 

 

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Pat Missin, Alternate Tuning List

 

6.8 - KNIRI TUNING 221 (Kniri Knaus)

 

BLOW C E G Bb D F Ab C Eb Gb

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

DRAW D F A C Eb G Bb Db F Ab

 

 

6.8a - KNIRI TUNING 1222 (Kniri Knaus)

 

BLOW C Eb G Bb D F A C E G

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

DRAW Db F Ab C Eb G Bb D F A

 

 

6.8b - RICHTER/KNIRI TUNING (Standard Major Diatonic holes 1-5, 221 scale

holes 6-10)(Kniri Knaus)

 

BLOW C E G C E G Bb D F Ab

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

DRAW D G B D F A C Eb G Bb

 

 

6.8c - KNIRI TUNING 222 (Kniri Knaus)

 

BLOW C Eb G Bb Db F Ab B Eb Gb

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

DRAW D F A C Eb G Bb Db F Ab

 

 

6.8d - SPIRAL BLUES (Kniri Knaus - not actually a Spiral Tuning)

 

BLOW C E G Bb C E G Bb C E

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

DRAW Eb Gb Ab C Eb Gb Ab C Eb Gb

 

 

6.8e - SPIRAL BLUES ALT (Kniri Knaus - also not actually a Spiral Tuning)

 

BLOW C Eb Gb Ab C Eb Gb Ab C Eb

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

DRAW C E G Bb C E G Bb C E

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Retuning-Scheme  "Orchestra" to "Bluesy" Tuning

 

Bluesy Tuning

Bb

C

Eb

G

Bb

C

Eb

G

Bb

Db / blow

*

  -3       -3       -2

Orchestra Tuning

Bb Eb Eb G Bb Eb Eb G Bb Eb / blow

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Orchestra Tuning

C D F Ab C D F Ab C D /draw

*

-2       -2         +1

Bluesy Tuning

Bb

D

F

Ab

Bb

D

F

Ab

C

Eb / draw

+1 = 1 semitone higher / -2= 2 semitones lower  / -3= 3 semitones lower

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 Retuning-Scheme  "Orchestra" to "Blue Note" Tuning

 

Blue Note Tuning

Bb Db Eb G Bb Db Eb G Bb

Db / blow

*

  -2       -2       -2

Orchestra Tuning

Bb Eb Eb G Bb Eb Eb G Bb Eb / blow

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Orchestra Tuning

C D F Ab C D F Ab C D / draw

*

-2       -2         +1

Blue Note Tuning

Bb

D

F

Ab

Bb

D

F

Ab

C

Eb / draw

-2= 2 semitones lower / +1= 1 semitone higher