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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: 16392

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: 1113

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: 1113

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: 16392

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: 1113

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...
by IaNerd
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Applications for Alan's "Modular Chord Harmonica"
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

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

I discovered here https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=212&p=1871#p1872 that Super-Circular tuning can be paired with a sibling that is tuned exactly four semitones higher. As a pair, these two six-hole tunings comprise a wide array of highly useful chords. CORRECTION: In the seco...
by IaNerd
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16392

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Take a good look at the chordal area of the tuning posted above on Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:41 pm . Now imagine this as being one layer in a slide harp. Most slide harps are tuned so that the button-press either raises or lowers each note by either one (typically) or two (more rarely) semitones . But what...