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by EugeneRyan
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 54
Views: 9876

Re: Power Chromatic

Hey, Brendan - no doubt that the approach of using keyed harmonicas works very well, as demonstrated in your many tracks. Thanks for the vote of confidence in diminished tuning - I'm pretty happy with it for the reasons you mention.... occasionally I'd love to have diatonic-like chops on it and be i...
by EugeneRyan
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 54
Views: 9876

Re: Power Chromatic

Those tracks sound great, Brendan. Certainly a great demonstration of what's possible and how the PC tuning can be used very expressively as well as playing the music itself. Having those enharmonics must be very useful. We have similar things with diminished tuning, enharmonics and multiple ways of...
by EugeneRyan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Slide Adjustment?
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Power Slide Adjustment?

Oh yes, sorry, I missed that!
by EugeneRyan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Slide Adjustment?
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Power Slide Adjustment?

Hi Slim, It may be down to inconsistencies in the individual comb. Have you seen Brendan's video where he talks about sanding the face of the comb so there are no bumps? I think it's on the Power Slide video. Another thing could be that the tension bar/spring in the back may be too curved, which can...
by EugeneRyan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 54
Views: 9876

Re: Power Chromatic

BTW, I understand Ed Coogan uses this layout or one similar to it. His *may* be based off a m7th chord, which is like PC but shifted up three holes (or down one)... this is speculation on my part but I seem to remember that he uses a tuning where a dorian scale is built in starting from blow. I wond...
by EugeneRyan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 54
Views: 9876

Re: Power Chromatic

So theoretically, it seems like PC would be the way to go for more diatonic stuff and Dimi for fully chromatic stuff, although there must be a lot of common ground as well. There seem to be similarities in terms of patterns. Another area where the PC seems to have more options, especially in keys r...
by EugeneRyan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 54
Views: 9876

Re: Power Chromatic

Hey, Really nice playing on the half-valved PC (PowerChromatic) tuned harp! It's a very good case for this tuning, along with Brendan's history and recorded output on the tuning. Really good to hear you. Also, it's interesting that you have gotten some stuff form Howard too - also an excellent influ...