Kniri Knaus
Tulpenstrasse 350
CH-5732 Zetzwil
062 773 22 82

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UPDATE 30.11.2021

Hello Alternate Tuning Friends
Fantastic Brendan Power invention !
Thanks to the Multi-Reed Harmonica it is finally possible to try out self invented alternate tunings without having to have a new harp made every time.
I have been researching alternate tunings (Layouts) for over 20 years and have tried all possible variations theoretically. (Special scales and multi chords)
Among other things I have a harmonica made with Kniri 221 tuning (16 different chords and 10 different scales)
On my website www.kniri.ch I have made my ideas available to everyone.


KNIRI 221 TUNING    B* = H deutsch,  Bb = B deutsch

G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db  blow , chords- G7, Dm7, F7, Cm7, Eb7    
1  2  3  4 5  6  7 8  9 10                     

A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb   draw , chords- Am7, C7, Gm7, Bb7, Fm7, Ab
Ab   Eb, Gb     Db, E     B*,D   bendings

Kniri 221 (cyclic scale in the circle of 4ths)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp6xxHNpiE0 Demo in Cm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnB2pLieLoQ  Demo in Eb


(Holes 6-10 blow and 5-10 draw =  Kniri 221 Tuning)


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


C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb/D/F  draw ,  chords- C7-Gm7-Bb

  Eb,Gb      Eb,Gb  Db,E  bendings


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


I developed my "Kniri 221" Tuning and combined with a part of the "Richter" Tuning.

Folk and Country (F-major)

Jazz and Blues (C-major, A-minor)

Tunes in minor (D-minor and G-minor)


 Richter 2-5     Kniri 221

A/C/F/A/C/D/F/A/C/Eb        blow   (F-F6-Dm7-F7)


C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb/D/F     draw    (C-C7-Gm7-Bb)

B,Eb,Gb        Eb,Gb     Db,E      bendings



Richter-Tuning (Standard-Tuning) in F  to compare

F/A/C/F/A/C/F/A/C/F      blow   (F)

G/C/E/G/Bb/D/E/G/Bb/D  draw (C7-Gm)
Gb,B,Eb,Gb     Db                bendings




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