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by EdvinW
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 88
Views: 20679

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

It IS an interesting tuning, so I'm not surprised it's found again :) Something that hits me: Would it maybe be a good idea to make a FourKey half-valved? It IS boring to have important notes in the blow plate, but maybe some of the lack of expressiveness can be regained if valved bends become avail...
by EdvinW
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 88
Views: 20679

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The first tuning is, if I'm not mistaken, the Newton FourKey tuning, and there is a good case for the first. The main reason is that if you would ever need the missing notes you could bend to get them. I know the whole point is to not have to bend, but in a choice between on the one hand a lot of no...
by EdvinW
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Would you unscrew the coverplate of a harp and retune any reeds with a screwdriver on stage in the middle of a concert like seen in the video? Why not? :) And it's not about unscrew any coverplates, they just pop off. The full process seems to take less than half a minute. I've seen guitar players ...
by EdvinW
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

This looks nice! But it only works on the blow reads, right? It's really hard to see in the video, and I get t he feeling he is hiding the bottom reed plate. Still cool though, there's a lot you can do by only changing the blow reeds! Some ideas for Richter (in C say): Switch back and forth between ...
by EdvinW
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: First position natural minor custom tuning.

I use that custom harp mostly for Irish folk, Canadian folk, American folk, rock and pop, but it is suitable for many other songs with more minor than major chords. It is a very intuitive way of playing minor songs since it is played exactly like a Richter major harmonica, but with minor at the exa...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: First position natural minor custom tuning.

Hi and welcome! :) I have never seen or heard about anyone actually tuning a harp like this, and I can't remember giving it any serious thought. (I HAVE heard of people tuning 6 draw of a LO harmonic in the OTHER direction though ;) ) The main reason, I think, is that I have been playing Paddy Richt...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifting a tuning to fit a certain range (i.e. that of a fiddle)
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Shifting a tuning to fit a certain range (i.e. that of a fiddle)

Of course, but it is certainly one that is already existing. It is ready to use. And there is no need of inventing new tunings, retuning instruments or building new ones first. Just get one and play. And I did not either understand the doublings (repetitions / redundants) in your layout examples yo...
by EdvinW
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifting a tuning to fit a certain range (i.e. that of a fiddle)
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Shifting a tuning to fit a certain range (i.e. that of a fiddle)

Thank you for the suggestion Triona! I have sometimes thought about slideless chromatics, but never tried one. Maybe it's time I did, if for nothing else to widen my horizons :) It is a distinctly different solution though. I'd like to discuss it further, but I'll do this in another thread when I've...
by EdvinW
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notation Software with Harmonica Plugins - Recommendations wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1887

Re: Notation Software with Harmonica Plugins - Recommendations wanted

Thanks for sharing the tab. Did I get it allright, you marked the blows with a plus and left the draws unmarked? dear greetings triona Correct! The + is for blow, draws are unmarked. I made the file for a cooperative workshop I attended. Most attendants were blues players, and my research indicated...
by EdvinW
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notation Software with Harmonica Plugins - Recommendations wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1887

Re: Notation Software with Harmonica Plugins - Recommendations wanted

I finally set up some server space! I was talking about the abc format, and this is an example of what I've used it for: (there is a pdf in the linked folder, ignore the other files if you want) https://cloud.fripost.org/s/S5MiLaeRXw3H9Cf It is produced by entering the code I posted above into an ab...