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Hole arrangement in 24 Holes Harmonica

Arnab Bhattacharjee
04 Aug 0 0

Hole arrangement in 24 holes Chromatic Harmonica :

Now a days chromatic harmonicas are available with 24, 16, 12 and 10 holes in market. The learner should have acquire basic knowledge about sequence of notes in a harmonica.

Figure 1 shows the sequence of holes and notes in a harmonica with 24 holes, which are arranged in zigzag order. The order can be reversed by pressing the slider in the right side.

24 holes are divided into three octaves name as Lower, Middle and Upper Octave.

An Octave means summession of seven natural musical notes. The term 'Oct' means eight, The first note comes back in eighth position with higher sharpness after playing the seventh note. The sequence is as under :-

Do,   Re,     Mi,    Fa,   Sol,    La,    Ti,    Do
(Sa) (Re)  (Ga)  (Ma)  (Pa)  (Dha) (Ni)  (Sa)

                                     Figure 1: - Hole sequence in 24 hole harmonica

The Figure shows arrangement of hole and notes in a 24 hole chromatic harmonica as follows : - 

a) Lower Octave starts from hole no. 1 and ends at hole no. 8 and the sequnce of notes are as under :

Hole No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Notes Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Sa Ni
Activity to be done to play Blow Draw Blow Draw Blow Draw Blow Draw
Denoted as Sa\ Re\ Ga\ Ma\ Pa\ Dha\ Sa Ni\

 

b) Middle Octave starts from hole no. 9 and ends at hole no. 16 and sequence of notes are as under :-

Hole No. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Notes Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Sa Ni
Activity to be done to play Blow Draw Blow Draw Blow Draw Blow Draw
Denoted as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Sa/ Ni

 

c) Upper Octave starts from hole no. 17 and ends at hole no. 24

Hole No. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Notes Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Sa Ni
Activity to be done to play Blow Draw Blow Draw Blow Draw Blow Draw
Denoted as Sa/ Re/ Ga/ Ma/ Pa/ Dha/ Sa// Ni/

The sequence at which sargam being played is Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa Dha, Ni, Sa and its reverse Sa, Ni, Dha, Pa, Ma, Ga, Re, Sa.

A learner of harmonica at beginner level having 24 hole chromatic harmonica with him/her should practice in sargam in the sequence Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sa and the holes to be used in sequence are as follows:-

i) Lower Octave : - 

Hole Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 7
Note  Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa
What to do Blow Draw Blow Draw Bolw Draw Draw Blow

 The onward and return sequence are 1-2-3-4-5-6-8-7 and 7-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 respectively where the numbers represent the hole numbers

ii) Middle Octave : -

Hole Number 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 15
Note  Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa
What to do Blow Draw Blow Draw Bolw Draw Draw Blow

The onward and return sequence are 9-10-11-12-13-14-16-15 and 15-16-14-13-12-11-10-9 respectively.

iii) Upper Octave : - 

Hole Number 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 23
Note  Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa
What to do Blow Draw Blow Draw Bolw Draw Draw Blow

The onward and return sequence are 17-18-19-20-21-22-24-23 and 23-24-22-21-20-19-18-17 respectively.

There are six Sa(s) in chromatic harmonica. In case of 24 holes the holes containing Sa are 1,7,9,15,17 and 23. It must be noted that Lower octave ends with Sa in hole number 7 and middle octave starts with Sa from hole number 9. Both Sa(s) are same. Similarly Middle Octave Ends with Sain hole number 15 and Upper Octave starts with Safrom hole number 17. Both in hole number 15 and 17 are same.

 

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