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by IaNerd
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 90
Views: 25101

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

To add a bit of complexity to the tuning above, we can raise the 5 blow by three semitones. By the way, I see that there is a continuous Gmin chord from 3 to 10 in the draw layer. Please feel free to suggest ways that, within this tuning, that strip of Gmin harmony could be useful. http://www.brend...
by IaNerd
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 90
Views: 25101

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

And now for a real departure .... Here is a very unassuming, elegant little tuning for blues/pop/rock . Holes 1-3 (below) are equal to holes 2-4 of standard Richter tuning. The first four holes of this tuning are for chugging the I and IV chords, and they also provide three tasty draw bends from on...
by IaNerd
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Maximally re-tunable reed?
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Maximally re-tunable reed?

What would be the physical characteristics of a reed designed to have an extremely wide latitude for re-tuning? Dimensions, shape, material(s)? I imagine that such a reed might initially be tuned at or near its theoretically highest pitch, and have its re-tuning latitude extend downwards from there....
by IaNerd
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Position/key/scale tables for Newton Fourkey tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Position/key/scale tables for Newton Fourkey tuning

EdwinW--

Thanks for those insights. I think I can add those features.

Keep the suggestions coming.
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Position/key/scale tables for Newton Fourkey tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Position/key/scale tables for Newton Fourkey tuning

I upload this post with trepidation. Newton Fourkey is a big idea comprising hundreds of tiny details. I give myself slim odds that this post will last a whole day without need of minor or even major revision (pun slightly intended). Here we go .... http://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file....
by IaNerd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: List of tunings with five holes per octave
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: List of tunings with five holes per octave

Forum member winslowyerxa has already shared the following here: https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=249&start=20#p1920 As long as we're talking about pentatonic tunings, without trying to accomplish anything other than a pentatonic scale, there's the Magic Harp tuning that Pierr...
by IaNerd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: List of tunings with five holes per octave
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: List of tunings with five holes per octave

Forum member oldstudent has already shared the following here: https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=249#p1440 One-key "Pentabender" tuning (plays C major scale without bends; has F major pentatonic in blows, G major pentatonic in draws): DE.FG.GA.AB.CD.DE.FG.GA.AB.CD. Two-key "Pen...
by IaNerd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: List of tunings with five holes per octave
Replies: 3
Views: 303

List of tunings with five holes per octave

What harmonica tunings consist of repeating banks of five holes?

At the moment, I can think of two: Pentabender and Fourkey.

Do you know of others? Please share.

It is my intention that this thread becomes a reference list of such tunings, and not a discussion of particular tunings.