MinReach (harmonic minor) loops

Sound sample loops of MinReach or harmonic minor, a Reach heptatonality

3) MinReach — calm sound sample, expanded — includes the Guggisberg melody (more info below) — double 8-string guitar, bass, and crotales — January 2021 — 9:24 loop
2) MinReach — calm sound sample — January 2021 — 1:40 loop
1) MinReach — rhythmic sound sample — 0:31 loop — plays until stopped or you go to another page on this tab.

We can recognize MinReach, also known as harmonic minor, in the melody of the “Guggisberg-Lied” or “s’Vreneli ab em Guggisberg”. This is one of the most haunting and well-known Swiss folklore songs. It stirred up so much emotion that historically it was forbidden by the death penalty in Bernese regiments in the foreign legion. It tended to cause Swiss soldiers to desert and go home.

You may enjoy a sound sample or tonality loop as sound mantra for contemplation or meditation. This can help with upliftment, purification, and focusing. Or it could simply be used as soothing background sound for relaxation and regeneration. If you care to hum, chant, or sing along, you could do so using a spiritually charged syllable like HU or Ōṁ / Aum ॐ, or another mantra syllable that suits you.

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Holding up the sky on the Guggershörnli — Sept. 2014 — photo by Sabina Haas
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Stairway into the light — path onto the Guggershörnli, Switzerland — Sept. 2014