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by IaNerd
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 37
Views: 4011

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

I'm thrilled to announce that harp customizer Sugar Cain Hamilton has been collaborating the with me in realizing the potential of this family of tunings. You can see Cain discussing it here: https://youtu.be/Cr-TxZvZPc8 I thank Cain, and also Brendan for hosting this forum, and for his expert advic...
by IaNerd
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 21
Views: 283

Re: Any news?

Brendan: Does your math account for the use of enharmonic notes in a layout?
by IaNerd
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 37
Views: 4011

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS: In the diagrams above, the blue squiggly line shows just one of many routes up and down the minor hexatonic blues scale (in these cases, in the "band key" of G). But wait a second! A song with a I -- IV -- V progression may contain melodic lines that follow three blues scales, i....
by IaNerd
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 21
Views: 283

Re: Any news?

I'm also wondering if the Yonberg harps already have a plate-securing mechanism which could be recast into a modular form.
by IaNerd
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 21
Views: 283

Re: Any news?

What if the reed blocks were slightly wedge-shaped, and slid into a slot with a gasket on the comb side? This picture shows a very exaggerated sense of the shape I envision.
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by IaNerd
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 37
Views: 4011

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

UPDATE / TEASER:

At this time, one world-class customizer and one world-class performer (that I know about) are now experimenting with this line of tunings. Videos are in the works.
by IaNerd
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 37
Views: 4011

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Regarding this family of tunings, I recently received some feedback and questions from a noted harp customizer. This was my response: This family of harp tunings is not geared to play major diatonic scales. Rather, it is intended for playing minor hexatonic blues scales. Following the meandering blu...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 21
Views: 283

Re: Any news?

Re: modular-reed harmonicas In the near past I spent crazy amounts of money using Seydel's Configurator to try out alternate tunings. More recently I have been trying, whenever practicable, to buy cheap Chinese harps on Amazon and then re-tune them. So for an alternate-tuning geek like me, the prosp...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 37
Views: 4011

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The re-tuning recipe for a 10-hole harmonica that is shown in the September 12 post above requires some fairly drastic changes to some of the reeds. The following three recipes are more practical.

http://brendan-power.com/forum/download ... iew&id=317
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Music theory slide rule
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Music theory slide rule

I just received this yesterday. I've tried the circular kinds but I like this linear layout much better. Made of thick, sturdy plastic. 2-sided with tons of information. Dead simple to use. Wish I had this years ago.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B074MRBC ... p_mb_pd_t2