RE: [Harp-L] Circle of Fifths, and different tunings

Nothing negates the value of the circle of fifths as a tool. ÂEven ignorance of it only diminishes it's importance slightly. ÂHowever, learning other tunings may add challenge to using the tool. They are different approaches which serve different purposes, so you may need to learn to use the circle of fifths differently for each different approach.


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From: Buck Worley <boogalloo@xxxxxxx> 
Date:12/18/2013  06:29  (GMT-06:00) 
To: Robert Laughlin <harmonicaman1968@xxxxxxxxxxx>,harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: RE: [Harp-L] Circle of Fifths, and different tunings 

Richter is the name of the guy who came up with the layout or tuning

> From: harmonicaman1968@xxxxxxxxxxx
> To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:57:41 -0800
> Subject: [Harp-L] Circle of Fifths, and different tunings
> I wonder,,,
>Â Over the years I've only used 10-hole major diatonics. I'm assuming they are "Richter tuned", though I'm not certain what that means. This is what you get when you just go and buy a "harmonica", for the most part.
> If I were to dabble in the different tunings, e.g., Paddy, natural minor, circular, etc.,, would these different tunings negate or modify the usefulness of an understanding of the Circle of Fifths?

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