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by IaNerd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System

It could be interesting to change chambers 5 and/or 9 to B-flat blow and C# draw, with a partial draw-bend from C# to C.
by IaNerd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System

Replacing the 4, 7 and/or 10 blows with E would make for nice draw-bends from G to F in those chambers.
by IaNerd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System
Replies: 2
Views: 14

"Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System

NAME: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System BASIC CONCEPT: Many players are devoted to the iconic Richter diatonic tuning for 10-hole harps. This "Backpack" allows them to retain every iota of the Richter system and incorporate additional musical capabilities . WHEN/HOW: D...
by IaNerd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 6 Penchromatic tuning for 13-hole switch harp
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 6 Penchromatic tuning for 13-hole switch harp

NAME: “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 6 Penchromatic tuning for 13-hole switch harp BASIC CONCEPT: The Gen. 4 version of “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning took a step forward by splitting the Slide In-Draw up into two sets of notes, such that the right half of the comb’s chords could be in roughly the same re...
by IaNerd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic in non-slider harps?
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Power Chromatic in non-slider harps?

It seems to me that Power Chromatic tuning is widely but incorrectly regarded as being useful solely in slide harps. In other words, it seems like PC's fitness as a tuning for "standard" 10-hole, 20-reed harps is vastly underestimated. Why is it NOT sold as a standard configuration? Why is it NOT on...
by IaNerd
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 5 Penchromatic tuning for 14-hole slide harp
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 5 Penchromatic tuning for 14-hole slide harp

NAME: “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 5 Penchromatic tuning for 14-hole slide harp” BASIC CONCEPT: The Gen. 4 version of “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning took a step forward by splitting the Slide In-Draw layer into two sets of notes, such that the right half of the comb’s chords could be in roughly the same...
by IaNerd
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 4" tuning for BP Big Six Quad harp
Replies: 0
Views: 85

"Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 4" tuning for BP Big Six Quad harp

NAME: “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 4 Penchromatic tuning for QuadSix” BASIC CONCEPT: In the original “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning, I distributed the twelve semitones of an octave among three banks/layers of reeds, and among four channels/holes of the harp. There were no missing semitones and no repeat...
by IaNerd
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Table of draw-bends
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Table of draw-bends

MAIN IDEA:

Sometimes it's nice to have a "cheat-sheet". I've tried to make this easy to read. Suggestions?


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by IaNerd
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross); RENAMED TO "CIRCULAR-PENCHROMATIC"
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross); RENAMED TO "CIRCULAR-PENCHROMATIC"

Nick-- Thanks for pointing that out. At a glance I see some areas of similarity but also some important structural and functional differences. As soon as I can, I'll study this further and write/diagram a critical comparison. Much of my undergraduate training was in evolutionary ecology. I'm finding...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross); RENAMED TO "CIRCULAR-PENCHROMATIC"
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross); RENAMED TO "CIRCULAR-PENCHROMATIC"

I just noticed this ....

With this tuning, one can play octave splits from A3/A4 to G4/G5 (that's eight consecutive diatonic scale tones) and the splits are all of equal width (i.e. three holes tongue-blocked each time)! Neat!