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Kniri 221  Alternate Tunings

Update:  02.06.2024

I don't sell harmonicas and accordions, 

but I would like to make my ideas available to anyone who is interested !

 

I've been looking for alternative tunings for harmonicas for over 20 years. I then tried out my ideas.
I published the ideas on my website www.kniri.ch and you can also watch my videos on YouTube.
The Seydel company made the specially tuned harmonicas. 
You can specify your own tone scale using the harp configurator.

 


Hohner Blues Harp Harmonica - Key of B Flat | Sweetwater

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 invented a continuous scale for diatonic instruments."Kniri 221". On a 10 hole harmonica, 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).

The nice thing about this is if you blow or draw any four notes right next to then it will always result in a flat7th-chord major, diminished or minor, depending where you are.This makes it very easy if you want to use the instrument to accompany someone and for improvisation.

 


KNIRI 221 TUNING

B* = H deutsch,  Bb = B deutsch

       

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

A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb   draw , 8 chords- Am7, C7, Edim, Gm7, Bb7,Ddim, Fm7, Ab
Ab   Eb, Gb     Db, E     B*,D   bendings

 

Kniri 221 (cyclic scale in the circle of 4ths)
2212212212212212212---steps

G,A,B*,C,D,E,F,G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb,C,Db,Eb---scale


mixolydian major chords/scales and
natural minor (aeolian) chords/scales:

 

 

Kniri 221 Tuning


G7        F7            Eb7         
      Dm7    Cm7     

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

Am7     Gm7       Fm7
       C7       Bb7        

Hohner Blues Harp Harmonica - Key of B Flat | Sweetwater
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cor-k6_18jc

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

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



 

cajun accordion on PopScreen  Hohner Blues Harp Harmonica - Key of B Flat | Sweetwater

Kniri 221  Alternate Tuning

Layout Kniri 221 
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 !

B* = H deutsch,  Bb = B deutsch

The "diatonic-cyclic" tone arrangement "Kniri 221" makes it possible to play identical melodies in several major and minor keys (5 mixolydian and 5 natural minor (aeolian) scales) over an octave on the same instrument.

In a scale consisting of 20 tones, the 5 minor and 5 major scales over 1 octave each and 16 triads in the circle of fifths/fourths are related to each other. Always 3 tones next to each other result in a triad, alternating minor, major and diminished etc.

The chords fit together (tonic, subdominant, dominant = in C major: C, F and G7).

The tones have a regular spacing: 221221221221etc. 2=whole tone, 1=semitone

There are bluenotes: minor third and minor seventh (in C major Eb and Bb.)

This arrangement of notes is therefore ideal for playing in the blues scheme.


Cyclic Scale "221" in the circle of 4ths (Kniri Knaus)
regular steps :   221221221221221221221... ..  steps:  2= wholetone 1=halftone

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

Beispiel: from G to G  = 6 octaves,  all 12 keys,  36 tones !!!!!! (like a spiral)

Kniri 221 Harmonica

Exemple: from low tone  G  to high tone  Eb  blow-draw-blow-draw......etc
G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db    Harmonica blow  (Accordion pull)
A/C /E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb      Harmonica draw  (Accordion push) 

B* englisch = H deutsch !

total 16 triads (in the circle of 4ths and 5ths )
G,C,F,Bb,Eb,Ab-Dur    A,D,G,C,F-Moll     B*,E,A,D,G dim (G7,C7,F7,Bb7,Eb7 )


14 four-tone chords are also possible:

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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Exemples: 

Alternate tuned Accordions (Cajun Accordion/Melodeon)

cajun accordion on PopScreen


BluesÖrgeli  Kniri 221

Blues in C

B*englisch = H deutsch,  Bb englisch = B deutsch

2212212212212212212---pitches, steps
Layout:
A C E G Bb D F Ab C Eb - push
G B* D F A C Eb G Bb Db - pull

1221221221221221221---pitches, steps
Layout:
G B* D F A C Eb G Bb Db- push
F# A C E G Bb D F Ab C - pull

2122122122122122122---pitches, steps
Layout:
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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Tunings for diatonic instruments, harmonicas and cajun accordions

Richter-Tuning (Standard-Tuning)  in F  (par exemple)

blow  F A C F A C F A C F

draw  G C E G Bb D E G Bb D



Kniri 221-Tuning 10 holes ( G, Am, C, Dm, F, Gm, Bb, Cm, Eb, Fm, Ab)

blow    G B* D F A C Eb G Bb Db

draw    A C E G Bb D F Ab C Eb

same scale, Richter: C E F G A Bb C D

 

5/7/2/4/6/1/3b/5/7b/2b     blow harmonica / pull accordion
6/1/3/5/7b/2/4/6b/1/3b   draw harmonica / push accordion



Kniri 221-Tuning 6 holes (SEYDEL BIG SIX) ( C,  Dm, F, Gm , Bb)

blow     Bb D F A C Eb

draw    C E G Bb D F

same scale,  Richter: C E F G A Bb C D




Kniri 221-Tuning 12 holes  ( D, Em, G, Am, C, Dm, F, Gm, Bb, Cm, Eb, Fm, Ab)

blow     C# E G B* D F A C Eb G Bb Db

draw     D F# A C E G Bb D F Ab C Eb

same scale, Richter: C E F G A Bb C D


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   2212212212212212212---steps

 

G A B C D E F G A Bb C D Eb F G Ab Bb C
 
1  2  3 4 5 6 7b 1 2 3b 4 5  6b 7b 1 2b 3b 4
 
C D E F G A Bb C D Eb F G Ab Bb C Db Eb F

 

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Kniri 221    221221221221....  B* englisch = H deutsch

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

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

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Variante 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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Variante 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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further developments

 

"3xBlues" Tuning (Kniri Knaus)

Blues over 3 octaves !

A/C/F/A/C/F/A/C/F/A    blow     
1 2 3  4 5  6  7 8  9 10         
C/E/G/Bb/E/G/Bb/E/G/C draw

 


Hohner Blues Harp Harmonica - Key of B Flat | Sweetwater

 

"Bluesy" Tuning Kniri 221+

This tone arrangement is suitable for bluesy, jazzy pieces.
Mixolydian major and natural minor scales can be played over 2 octaves.

The tones are logically arranged so that 6 chords in the circle of fifths, suitable for blues, can be played.

For a 10-hole harmonica in C, these are C7, F6, F7, Dm7, Gm7 and Bb. The note C is blown and drawn the same.

 

"Bluesy" Tuning Kniri 221+   Demo Youtube Blues in Bb

 

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-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

C-D-F-A-C'-D'-F'-A'-C''-Eb''---- blow

1-2-4-6-1'-2'-4'-6'-1''-3b''

C-E-G-Bb-C'-E'-G'-Bb'-D''-F''-----draw

1-3-5-7b-1'-3'-5'-7b'-2''-4''

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"Kniri 221" in G    for comparison   Kniri 221 Tuning Demo

G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db  blow    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    Am7, C7, Gm7, Bb7, Fm7, Ab

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"Richter" Tuning (Standard Tuning) for comparison

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-----------    bendings

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"Richter-Kniri" Tuning 
Demo Youtube Blues in C

 

This tone arrangement is a combination
from Richter and spiral tuning Kniri 221

1st position for folk and country (F major)

2nd position for jazz and blues (C major and A minor)

Melodies in minor keys (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

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

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

B,Eb,Gb        Eb,Gb     Db,E

 

D/F/Bb/D/F/G/Bb/D/F/Ab   blow   Bb-Bb6-Gm7-Bb7

F/A/C/Eb/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb   draw    F-F7-Cm7-Eb

 

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MIXO-KNIRI  Tuning  (C
mixolydian blues scale   bluenotesEb+Gb
bendings   Bb draw  Eb blow

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

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

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

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

 

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

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This tone arrangement is suitable for bluesy, jazzy pieces.
Mixolydian major scales (C7 + F7) and natural minor scales (Am7 + Dm7)
can be played over 2 octaves.

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

A-D-F-A-C'-D'-F'-A'-C''-Eb''---- blow

6-2-4-6-1'-2'-4'-6'-1''-3b''

C-E-G-Bb-C'-E'-G'-Bb'-D''-F''-----draw

1-3-5-7b-1'-3'-5'-7b'-2''-4''


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Kniri 221  (basic)


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

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

221.221.221.221.221.221.2---steps
G,A,B*,C,D,E,F,G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb,C,Db,Eb---scale
 

VARIANTE 

 

Kniri Extra 221  (hole 2 blow and 3 draw= 1 halftone lower than Kniri 221)


G/Bb/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db  blow , chords-  Gm7, Bb,  Dm7,  F7, Adim,  Cm7, Eb7, Gdim    
1  2  3   4   5  6   7   8  9  10                     

A/C/Eb/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb   draw , chords-  Adim, Cm7, Eb, Gm7, Bb7, Ddim,  Fm7, Ab
Ab,B*    Gb      Db ,E     B*, D   bendings

212.212.221.221.221.221.2---steps
G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb,C,Db,Eb---scale

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VARIANTE

 

Kniri Special 221  Tuning Bb  

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

C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb/G   draw , chords-  C7, E-dim, Gm7, Bb7, D-dim, Fm7, Ab, Cm

Bb,C,D,E,F,G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb,C,Db,Eb,F,G ---scale

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VARIANTE

Circular Blues  Tuning Bb  (hole 2 draw = 1 halftone lower than Kniri Special 221)

Kniri Knaus

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

C/Eb/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb/G   draw , chords-  Cm7, Eb , Gm7, Bb7, D-dim. Fm7, Ab, Cm

Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb,C,Db,Eb,F,G ---scale

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CIRCULAR BLUES   (Tuning C)  (Kniri Knaus)

C,Em,G,Bdim,Dm,F,Adim,Cm :   chords blow

C   E   G   B   D   F   A   C   Eb   G  :  BLOW

1   2   3    4   5   6   7   8    9   10  :  HOLES

D   F   A   C   E   G   Bb   D   F   A   : DRAW

                   Eb  Gb                       : bendings

Dm,F,Am,C,Edim,Gm,Bb,Dm  :  chords draw

C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C,D,Eb,E,F,Gb,G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F,G,A : SCALE


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Octatonic whole-half scale  2121.2121.2121.......

Diminshed Tuning

2121.......

BLOW   C Eb Gb A C Eb Gb A C Eb

DRAW   D F Ab B D F Ab B D F

BEND    Db E G Bb Db E G Bb Db E

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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

 

 

6.8c - 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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Links:

 

Scale Finder Seydel Harp Congfigurator

Pat Missin, Alternate Tuning List

Harmonica-Spiral-Tuning-Kniri-221

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Hohner Blues Harp Harmonica - Key of B Flat | Sweetwater

further ideas :

"Kniri 1122..."  steps 1122.1122.1122........6.Modus
For 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica

Scale......C/Db/D/E/Gb/G/Ab/Bb/C/Db/D/E/Gb/G/Ab/Bb/C/Db/D/E.......
8-Tone Scale Messian Mode 6 "1495" Ian Ring.

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.

missing notes: F and B

                     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

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"Kniri 2211..."  steps 2211.2211.2211.......(6.Modus)
For 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica

Scale......C/D/E/F/Gb/Ab/Bb/B/C/D/E/F/Gb/Ab/Bb/B/C/D/E/F........
Messian Mode 6 Inverse 3445 Ian Ring

blow: C E Gb Bb C E Gb Bb C E 
hole:  1 2 3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
draw: D F Ab B D  F Ab B  D  F
bend:  Db,   G,    
Db    G,       Db
missing notes: Eb and A


                     C b5          Gb7           Gb b5         C 7  
Chords  blow:  C E Gb----E Gb Bb----Gb Bb C----Bb C  E
Chords draw:   D F Ab----F Ab B------Ab B  D----B D F
                      D dim       F dim         Ab dim      B dim

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"Kniri 2112..."    steps 2112.2112.2112......(6.Modus)
For 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica.

Scale ..... C/D/Eb/E/Gb/Ab/A/Bb/C/D/Eb/E/Gb/Ab/A/Bb/C/D/Eb/E.....
Saptyllic 1885 Ian Ring

blow: C Eb Gb A C Eb Gb A C Eb
hole:  1 2  3   4  5  6  7   8  9 10
draw: D E  Ab Bb D E Ab Bb D E
bend:  Db,    G,       Db,    G,     Db

missing notes : F and B

                       C dim       Eb dim       Gb dim      A dim
Chords  blow:  C Eb Gb----Eb Gb A----Gb A C----A C  Eb
Chords  draw:   D E Ab----E Ab Bb----Ab Bb D---Bb D E
                        E7            E b5        Bb7         Bb b5

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"Kniri 1221..."    steps 1221.1221.1221.......(6.Modus)
For 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica.

Scale ..... C/Db/Eb/F/Gb/G/A/B/C/Db/Eb/F/Gb/G/A/B/C/Db/Eb/F.....
Van Der Horst Octatonic 2795 Ian Ring

blow: C Eb Gb A C Eb Gb A C Eb
hole:  1 2  3   4  5  6  7  8  9 10
draw: Db F G B  Db F G  B  Db F
bend:       E,    Bb,      E,    Bb,     E
missing notes: D and Ab

 

                       C dim       Eb dim       Gb dim      A dim
Chords  blow:   C Eb Gb----Eb Gb A----Gb A C----A C  Eb
Chords  draw:   Db F G-----F G  B-----G B Db-----B Db F
                        Db b5        G7           G b5         Db7

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Spiral Tuning "Kniri 211" steps 211.211.211.........3.Modus

Scale: C D Eb E Gb G Ab Bb B C D Eb E Gb G Ab Bb B C D

Nine Tone Scale Messian Mode 3 Inverse "3549" Ian Ring

 

Layout

Blow: C Eb Gb Ab B D  E  G  Bb C

Holes: 1 2  3  4   5 6   7  8   9 10

Draw: D E  G  Bb C Eb Gb Ab B  D

Bend: Db--   --A------  -F-------Db

 

 

Chords

Blow: C Eb Gb Ab B D E G Bb C.......C dim/Ab7

Blow: C Eb Gb Ab B D E G Bb C.......Ab dim/E7

Blow: C Eb Gb Ab B D E G Bb C........Edim/C7

 

Chords

Draw: D E G Bb C Eb Gb Ab B D........Edim/C7

Draw: D E G Bb C Eb Gb Ab B D........C dim/Ab7

Draw: D E G Bb C Eb Gb Ab B D........Ab dim/E7

 

3. Mode

The third mode is based on the major third division of the octave
and divides the major third, the nucleus of the mode, into a whole tone
and two semitones; it can be transposed four times.
In the language used here by Olivier Messiaen
The shape starting from C with the whole tone step already applies
as the 1st transposition. In numerical form, this mode looks like this:
211211211 and has two reversals (112112112 and 121121121)

 

 

Spiral Tuning "Kniri 121" steps 121.121.121.....(3.Modus)

 

9-Tone Scale: C Db Eb E F G Ab A B C Dd Eb E F G Ab A B C Db
Ian Ring.Scale 3003 Genus Chromaticum

 

Layout

Blow: C Eb F Ab B Db E G A C

Holes: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Draw: Db E G A C Eb F Ab B Db

Bend:        Gb,      D,       Bb

 

Chords

 

Blow: C Eb F Ab B Db E G A C....Db7/Fdim

Blow: C Eb F Ab B Db E G A C....A7/Dbdim

Blow: C Eb F Ab B Db E G A C....F7/(Adim)

 

Draw: Db E G A C Eb F Ab B Db....A7/Dbdim

Draw: Db E G A C Eb F Ab B Db....F7/Adim

Draw: Db E G A C Eb F Ab B Db....Db7/Fdim

 

 

Spiral Tuning "Kniri 112" steps 112.112.112.....(3.Modus)

 

9-Tone Scale: C Db D E F Gb Ab A Bb C Db D E F Gb Ab A Bb C Db D E F Gb
Ian Ring.Scale 1911 Messian Mode 3

 

Layout

Blow: C  D  F  Ab Bb Db E Gb A  C  D   F

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

Draw: Db E Gb A  C  D   F Ab Bb Db E Gb

Bend:     Eb,        B,         G,           Eb

 

Chords

 

Blow: C D F Ab Bb Db E Gb A C D F.......Ddim/Bb7

Blow: C D F Ab Bb Db E Gb A C D F.......Bbdim/Gb7

Blow: C D F Ab Bb Db E Gb A C D F...... Gbdim/D7

 

Draw: Db E Gb A C D F Ab Bb Db E Gb...Gbdim/D7

Draw: Db E Gb A C D F Ab Bb Db E Gb....Ddim/Bb7

Draw: Db E Gb A C D F Ab Bb Db E Gb....Bbdim/Gb7

 

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9-Tone Tuning 1981  Kniri Knaus  03.11.2019

 

Scale: F, G Ab A Bb C C D Eb E F G Ab A Bb C C D Eb E

Nine Tone Scale 1981 "Houseini" Ian Ring

 

Symmetric Steps: 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 1

 

Blow: F Ab Bb C Eb F Ab Bb C Eb  (Fm11, Ab6/9, Bb9sus4, Cm7#5)

Hole: 1--2--3--4--5--6--7--8--9--10

Draw: G  A  C  D  E  G  A   C  D   E  (Am11, C6/9, C add2,6, D9sus4)

Bend: Gb----B Db----Gb-----B Db

 

(with bendings full chromatic !)

 

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Blues Scale II Tuning (A)     Kniri Knaus 11.11.2019 = Bb6-Bebop

Blow:   Bb D  F  G Bb D  F  G Bb D  (Bb6 , Gm7)
Hole:   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
Draw:  C Eb Gb A C Eb Gb A C Eb   (C/Eb/Gb/A dim7)
Bend:  B        Ab, B         Ab,B

8-Tone Blues Scale II  Ian Ring

Bb, C, D, Eb, F, Gb, G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F, Gb, G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb,

 

Symmetric Steps 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1

 

 

Blues Scale II Tuning (B)   Kniri Knaus 11.11.2019

Blow:  C Eb Gb A C Eb Gb A C Eb    (C/Eb/Gb/A dim7)
Hole:   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
Draw:  D  F  G Bb D  F  G Bb D F    (Bb6 , Gm7)
Bend:  Db,E        Db,E         Db,E

8-Tone Blues Scale II  Ian Ring

C, D, Eb, F, Gb, G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F, Gb, G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F

 

Symmetric Steps 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2

 

Major Bebop Tuning   Kniri Knaus 11.11.2019 = C6-Bebop

Blow:  C  E  G  A C  E  G A  C  E    (C6, Am7)
Hole:   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
Draw:  D  F Ab B D  F Ab B  D  F    (D/F/Ab/B dim7)
Bend:  Db,       Bb,Db     Bb,Db

8-Tone Major Bebop Scale 2997 Ian Ring

C, D, E, F, G, Ab, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Ab, A, B, C, D, E, F

 

Symmetric Steps 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1

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More ideas for diatonic harmonicas !

Hohner Blues Harp Harmonica - Key of B Flat | Sweetwater

 

"Easy Blues" Tuning  19.11.2019 Kniri

 Richter    Richter   Kniri

A/C/F/A/A/C/F/A/C/Eb        blow   (F-F7)

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

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

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

 

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"Simply Blues" Tuning   23.11.2019 Kniri
 

F/A/C/F/A/A/C/F/A/C        blow   (F)

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

G/C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb/D    draw    (C7-Gm)

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

 

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"3 Times Blues" Tuning  "Lucky13"   26.11.2019 Kniri

  Richter    Richter    Richter

F/A/C/F/A/A/C/F/A/A/C/F/A         blow   (F)

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13

G/C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb   draw    (C7)

Gb,B,Eb,Gb   B, Eb,Gb    B, Eb,Gb        bendings

 

"3 Times Blues" 12 Hole Tuning  19.11.2019 Kniri
3 Times Richter 2-5 

 

 Richter    Richter    Richter

A/C/F/A/A/C/F/A/A/C/F/A         blow   (F)

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

C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb/C/E/G/Bb   draw    (C7)

B,Eb,Gb     B, Eb,Gb     B, Eb,Gb        bendings

 

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"Richter-Kniri" 12 Hole Tuning   19.11.2019 Kniri

 

  Richter         Kniri 221

F/A/C/F/A/C/D/F/A/C/Eb/G        blow   (F-F6-Dm7-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/Ab    draw    (C-C7-Gm7-Bb7)

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

 

 

"Easy Blues" 12 Hole Tuning   19.11.2019 Kniri
2 Times Richter 2-5 + Kniri 221

 

 Richter    Richter     Kniri 221

F/A/C/F/A/A/C/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/Ab     draw    (C-C7-Gm7-Bb7)

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

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Links:

 

Seydel Harp Configurator


Harmonica-Spiral-Tuning-Kniri-221

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"Bluesy Tuning" versus "Orchestra S" (Seydel)

Layout "Bluesy Tuning" (Kniri Knaus)

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-Gm7-Bb
--Eb,Gb----Eb,Gb--Db,E bendings

Layout "ORCHESTRA S" Solo Tuning (Seydel)

C/F/F/A/C/F/F/A/C/F blow-------- chord F
1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10
D/E/G/Bb/D/E/G/Bb/D/E draw----- chord Gm6
Db--Gb---Db--Gb----Db bendings

6 tones are different as "Bluesy"
2,6,10 blow and 1,5,10 draw

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"Basic Spiral"
G/B*/D/F/A/C/E/G/B/D blow
A/C/E/G/B/D/F/A/C/E draw

"Kniri 221"
G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db blow
A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb draw

Retuning "Basic Spiral" to "Kniri 221"
Retune Blow
0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -1
Retune Draw
0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1

"Richter"
F/A/C/F/A/C/F/A/C/F blow
G/C/E/G/Bb/D/E/G/Bb/D draw

Retuning "Richter" in F to "Kniri 221" in G
Retune Blow
+2 +2 +2 0 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -4
Retune Draw
+2 0 0 0 0 0 +1 +1 +2 +1

G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db blow
A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb draw

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KNIRI 122 TUNING

B* = H deutsch,  Bb = B deutsch

 

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

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

F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db/F/Ab/B*

 

Kniri 122 (cyclic scale in the circle of 4ths)
1221221221221221221---steps

 

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Kniri 221

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

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

 

Kniri 122

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

B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db/F
C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb/Gb

 

Kniri 212
3/5/7/2/4/6/1/3b/5/7b
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
5b/6/1/3/5/7b/2/4/6b/1

E/G/B*/D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb
Gb/A/C/E/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C


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Kniri Minor Blues 1 Tuning

20.11.2022   

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

D/F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/D/F/A   draw

Db, E, Ab, B,  Gb,    Db,E, Ab,   bendings

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Kniri Minor Blues 2 Tuning

20.11.2022   

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

D/F/Ab/C/Eb/G/Bb/D/F/Ab   draw

Db, E,     B,       Gb,A, Db,E,      bendings

 

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Kniri Special 221 Tuning G    B* = H deutsch,  Bb = B deutsch

G/B*/D/F#/A/C/E/G/Bb/D   blow , chords- G, B*m7, D7, F#-dim , Am7, C7, E-dim, Gm   
1  2  3   4   5  6   7   8  9  10                     

A/C#/E/G/B*/D/F/A/C/E   draw , chords-  A7, C#-dim, Em7, G7, B*-dim. Dm7, F, Am

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Kniri Special 221 Tuning Eb  

Eb/G/Bb/D/F/Ab/C/Eb/Gb/Bb   blow , chords- Eb, Gm7, Bb7, D-dim , Fm7, Ab7, C-dim, Ebm   
1  2  3   4   5  6   7   8  9  10                     

F/A/C/Eb/G/Bb/Db/F/Ab/C   draw , chords-  F7, A-dim, Cm7, Eb7, G-dim. Bbm7, Db, Fm

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