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by IaNerd
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 Solo
Replies: 0
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An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 Solo

We can start with a Lucky 13 that is factory-tuned in Solo tuning , and by altering just five reeds, produce the following: I chord (Cmaj) ii chord (Dmin) iii chord (Emin) - NEW IV chord (Fmaj) - NEW V chord (Gmaj) - NEW vi chord (Amin) – NEW vii° chord (Bdim) https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow...
by IaNerd
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic

When Super-Circular is truncated as in the post above, the vi chord (shown as Amin in this example) loses its root note. We can regain a full triad of the vi chord if we now raise the 6 blow note by two semitones . This change is shown below. While we are at it, we might also choose to raise the 6 d...
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic
Replies: 1
Views: 38

An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic

In this post: http://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=212&start=50#p1633 , I introduced a new tuning which I have since dubbed “Super-Circular” because it is a variant of Circular/Spiral tuning. In that same post I began to explore the many chord progressions which could be played wit...
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16502

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Here I will list the major and minor diatonic scales that can be played-- without any bends --using the tuning of Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:22 pm , shown above. C major scale: From 2 draw to 11 blow (two octaves), plus three more contiguous notes after this. A minor scale: From 5 blow to 9 draw (one octave...
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Applications for Alan's "Modular Chord Harmonica"
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Applications for Alan's "Modular Chord Harmonica"

So let’s tally up all of the chords in a slide harp where where Super-Circular in Cmaj is paired with Super-Circular in Emaj, i.e. exactly four half-steps higher:

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by IaNerd
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Applications for Alan's "Modular Chord Harmonica"
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Applications for Alan's "Modular Chord Harmonica"

Please refer to the post above, at Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:14 am . The second diagram of that post shows Super-Circular in the key of E. If we think about its Emajor chord as being a III chord (relative to the upper diagram in Cmajor), then we get this: http://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file.p...
by IaNerd
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16502

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Recently I have considered the scenario in which a person gets a harmonica and proceeds to learn songs without any instruction whatsoever. I imagine that most people would figure out some chords--even without knowing what they are--and also single-note melodic play. I doubt though that most people w...
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Applications for Alan's "Modular Chord Harmonica"
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Applications for Alan's "Modular Chord Harmonica"

The two tunings above, identified as "Cmaj" for the first one and "Emaj" for the second one, make up two parts of a functional triad of tunings that are equally spaced (by four semitones) on the Circle of Fifths. The third tuning of this triad is shown below. There are four possible triads of this n...