MinReach (harmonic minor) loops

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

1) MinReach — rhythmic sound sample — 0:31 loop — plays until stopped or you go to another page on this tab.
2) MinReach — calm sound sample — January 2021 — 1:40 loop
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

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, for upliftment, detoxification, and focusing, or simply as soothing background sound for relaxation and regeneration. If you care to to hum, chant, or sing along, you could do so using the syllable HU. You may pronounce this mantra of soul and love as “hiou” like the English word “hue” or the name Hugh.

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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