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by IaNerd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 58
Views: 8193

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

In the post just above, we see that grafting Super-Circular to Pentabender in a 10-hole format is a near-miss, because it fails to create a C-to-C major diatonic octave. One more channel is needed to get the upper C. The first diagram below shows this in a 12-hole format. Of course, this would also ...
by IaNerd
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 58
Views: 8193

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The six-hole tuning diagrammed in the post above (first posted on Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 am ) I shall now call "Super-Circular" . This Super-Circular tuning is incredibly chord-rich, making it well suited to harmonic accompaniment. But when translated to a 10-hole format, channel 6 of Super-Circular...
by IaNerd
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 58
Views: 8193

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Here I will revisit the tuning that I posted on Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 am . The tuning that I show here is the same as before, but diagrammed much more thoroughly. I also include a table listing chord progressions that can be played with this kind of Seydel Big Six . The chordal capacity of this lit...
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 58
Views: 8193

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The tuning shown in the post above was built from the ground up to: (1) have team of highly useful chords; and (2) be able to play the minor hexatonic blues scale with expressive bends. However, some other useful scales are present. 1. From 1 blow (D3) to 5 blow (E4) is a Dorian mode scale in D , pl...
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 58
Views: 8193

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

A guitarist friend has pointed out that this tuning also contains no fewer than five "sixth chords" . These are chords with a Root, a Third, a Fifth and also Major Sixth note. The sixth chords of this tuning are: G6 , F6 , C6 and D6 , plus the partial chord of Gm6 , which lacks the Fifth. http://www...
by IaNerd
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 58
Views: 8193

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Here is a more correct and more complete version of the table shown two posts above this one.

download/file.php?mode=view&id=380
by IaNerd
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 58
Views: 8193

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

In "standard" Richter diatonic tuning, many of the "chords" are composed of not three notes (a Root, a Third, and a Fifth) but only two . As such, they are termed "dyads" as opposed to "triads". Playing these dyads has become a key part of that tuning's bluesy style. I have been reexamining my tunin...
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Alan: On this forum I have posted quite a few tunings which could be a good match for your hardware. I invite you to look into those.
by IaNerd
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 58
Views: 8193

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

As promised in the post above, I will now present an INITIAL list of playable chord progressions .... Please note: 1. This list is for what could be played with this tuning , and in this particular key (the diagram above is of a harp built around the key of of G major). Harps with this basic tuning ...