Tunings

Richter

 

The traditional tuning for the Diatonic harmonica

 

Blow

C

E

G

C

E

G

C

E

G

C

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Draw

D

G

B

D

F

A

B

D

F

A

Paddy Richter

 

This tuning was invented by Brendan Power, it is a great tuning for playing Irish music.

It's good for single note playing.

 

Blow

C

E

A

C

E

G

C

E

G

C

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Draw

D

G

B

D

F

A

B

D

F

A

Easy Third

 

I got this tuning from Rick Epping, it is a great tuning for Irish music and especially if you like to play chords and octaves. As you can see your blow side of the harmonica is a C major chord, and the draw side is D minor except for hole 7 draw. This is perfect for Irish tunes as a lot of them alter between these two chords. You can also play octaves on hole 2-5 & 3-6 draw which you can't do on a Richter or Paddy Richter.

 

Blow

C

E

G

C

E

G

C

E

G

C

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Draw

D

F

A

D

F

A

B

D

F

A

Mixolydian

 

I got this tuning from Rick Epping, it is a great tuning for Irish music and especially if you like to play chords and octaves. As you can see your blow side of the harmonica is a C major chord, and the draw side is Bb major and D minor. This is perfect for Irish tunes as some of them alter between these three chords. You can also play octaves on hole 2-5 draw which you can't do on a Richter or Paddy Richter.

 

Blow

C

E

G

C

E

G

C

E

G

C

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Draw

D

F

Bb

D

F

A

Bb

D

F

A

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