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Standard Full Scale Harmonica
Jun 27, 2017

This is the standard scale of the 10-hole harmonica, most of the people who love the 10-hole harmonica selected the harmonica, two tones per hole, a total of 20, about 3 eight degrees. General 10 hole harmonica has one common characteristic, is the bass department does not have F and a, the treble department does not have B, this is specially designed for the harmony consideration. The performer can still use the banding technique to play out the missing scales. The design of such scales dates back to the 1825 of a bohemian instrumental craftsman, Richter, to refine and innovate this scale-arrangement system. The 1, 3, 51 group tones are C-chord while blowing, and the 2, 4, 6 or 5, 7, 2, 41, and the G7 chord are the most suitable for playing the music, especially for the music of the time.

Because the Richter system's scale does not have f and a, it will have a great effect on the melody of the bass part F and a in the play of folk music or pop. So harmonica enthusiasts usually customize their harmonica according to their own preferences and performance styles, which are called tuning the full scale harmonica.

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