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What is the 'secret' behind the lovely beating sound of a Tremolo harmonica?

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What is the 'secret' behind the lovely beating sound of a Tremolo harmonica?

The Tremolo principle

A note is produced by two reeds tuned slightly different from each other but oscillating simultaneously. This results in the typical beating sound of a Tremolo harmonica (so called 'Wiener tuning').

The pair of one blow and one draw note thus requires four reeds together.

 

Her you can find out about the exact differences of >all of our Tremolo models!

 

SAILOR STEEL or SKYDIVER Tremolo - what makes the difference?

The SAILOR STEEL and the SKYDIVER are both equipped with SEYDEL's approved stainless steel reeds that are well known for their high assertiveness and their durability and tuning stability - a BIG PLUS especially for tremolo harmonicas.

Both Tremolo models have a double row comb, both are suited for playing melodies and traditional folk music. Here we explain the differences between the two models in detail:

The Richter-tuned SAILOR STEEL Tremolo is as well suited both for playing melodies and/or chord accompaniment: if played with the so-called 'tongue block' technique both melody playing and accompaniment can be done simultaneously. The SAILOR STEEL has a pronounced tremolo sound.

On the left side of the instrument you will find the accompaniment register or the so called Richter-Chord that give the "Tonic" (c-e-g - blow) and the "Dominant7" (g-b-d-f - draw) chords, followed by the melody section with two complete major scales available starting from hole #7.

 

Tone table: SAILOR STEEL in the key of C (trad. Richter tuning); ~ = tremolo note

blow
C4
~
E4
~
G4
~
C5
~
E5
~
G5
~
C6
~
E6
~
G6
~
C7
~
E7
~
G7
~
Hole
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
draw
~
D4
~
G4
~
B4
~
D5
~
F5
~
A5
~
B5
~
D6
~
F6
~
A6
~
B6
~
D7

The SAILOR STEEL Tremolo is available in the keys of C, D and G major, as well as in Am and Em Harmonic Minor.

> order the SAILOR STEEL Tremolo in the eShop

 

The SKYDIVER STEEL TREMOLO offers an incredible musical presence and assertiveness while providing a more subtle and "sweet" tremolo sound.

There is no dedicated accompaniment section and therefore the draw chord is not a defined Dominant7 Chord, but the Dm6 chord (d-f-a-b - draw) that does not sound like the clean Dominant7 of the SAILOR STEEL when played with the tongue block accompaniment technique.

On the other hand there are three full Major Scales available - so no notes are missing in the lower register - plus the SKYDIVER in the key of C starts the G3 below C4 - a very useful note in folky music (e.g. for playing upbeats).

 

Tone table: SKYDIVER in the key of C ('Asian' tuning); ~ = tremolo note

blow
G3
~
C4
~
E4
~
G4
~
C5
~
E5
~
G5
~
C6
~
E6
~
G6
~
C7
~
E7
~
Hole
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
draw
~
D4
~
F4
~
A4
~
B4
~
D5
~
F5
~
A5
~
B5
~
D6
~
F6
~
A6
~
B6

The tuning on the SKYDIVER is the most commonly used tremolo tuning worldwide and is suited for any kind of folky music - please watch the video by Tony Eyers below.

> the SKYDIVER is available in five different keys in the eShop

 

 

The Fanfare-S - unprecedented musical presence whilst minimizing air-loss

The design of the FANFARE S is based on our chromatic harmonicas. The instrument is very airtight and easy to play with very little effort - the tuning is comparable to a Chromatic Harmonica (without the slider).

There are three complete major scales available without any missing notes. The draw chord is not a "clean" Dominant7 chord, but - like on the Skydiver: Dm6 chord (dfab - draw). If played with tongue block accompaniment it does not sound as "nice & even" like the SAILOR STEEL.

 

Tone table: FANFARE S in the key of C (Solo-tuning)

blow
C4
E4
G4
C5
C5
E5
G5
C6
C6
E6
G6
C7
Hole
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
draw
D4
F4
A4
B4
D5
F5
A5
B5
D6
F6
A6
B6

> available in four different keys in the eShop

 

SAILOR STEEL

Key C 26480C

The SAILOR STEEL Tremolo is the first traditionally-shaped tremolo harmonica with stainless steel reeds and Richter-tuning



$118.94
VAT incl.

SKYDIVER

Key C 25480C

Ready for take-off? The SKYDIVER STEEL TREMOLO is a traditionally-shaped tremolo harmonica with stainless steel reeds.
Skydiver


$154.64
VAT incl.

FANFARE-S

Key C 23480C

The Fanfare-S – the first Tremolo harmonica with stainless steel reeds - unprecedented musical presence whilst minimizing air-loss.
Tremolo Solo


$237.94
VAT incl.

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