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by Harmonicatunes
Mon May 29, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tony Eyers Trio with the new Seydel Skydiver Tremolo
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Tony Eyers Trio with the new Seydel Skydiver Tremolo

The tremolo is the most commonly used harmonica in Asia. The Asian tremolos have a "dry" tuning, where reed pairs are tuned closely together, in contrast to their European cousins, which generally have a much "wetter" tuning. Tombo, the Japanese company responsible for the Lee Oskar model, are the l...
by Harmonicatunes
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative Major cross.
Replies: 14
Views: 2338

Re: Alternative Major cross.

Sounds great. Nail some of the tunes, then share them with us.
by Harmonicatunes
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative Major cross.
Replies: 14
Views: 2338

Re: Alternative Major cross.

A few things I would add. Sort through your own ideas, take suggestions from here, then settle on a tuning, whatever it is. It may be the one you've already got. Then get the best harmonicas you can in your chosen tuning. For example, top end Seydel models, which the factory will build to whichever ...
by Harmonicatunes
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Stretch Harps
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Stretch Harps

Keep in mind the Seydel 12 hole model, at http://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel1 ... ts/11601LC

You can specify virtually any tuning, if it's feasible they'll make it for you.
by Harmonicatunes
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative Major cross.
Replies: 14
Views: 2338

Re: Alternative Major cross.

I can see the logic here. At the end of the day, if it works for you, then go with it. Doesn't matter what it's called. A couple of comments. 1) the layout for the D Major Cross is different than for the G. I know that you would end up using the same patterns with both, but if the notes are in the s...
by Harmonicatunes
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?

Looks like a cool idea. I made a set of Major Cross Gazell method half valved harmonicas so that i could try some jazz tunes. While the harmonicas are made, I haven't gotten around to playing them yet. They're on my "to do" list, along with a bunch of other things. The Turbo slide seems to do the sa...
by Harmonicatunes
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 3539

You need a better URL

So Brendan. In order to get to your forum, users need to enter www.brendan-power.com/phpBB3/index.php Doesn't roll off the tongue. It just means that that your forum is hard to get to. Easily fixed however. Just setup brendan-power.com/forum and redirect it to your forum page Also, have a dedicated ...
by Harmonicatunes
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: HARMONICA and BUTTON-BOX: New Album with Tim Edey
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: New Album with Tim Edey

You're very lucky to have someone like Tim around. I love the button box, but there aren't many local players. So, I trained up my own. See http://accordionaires.com for details.
by Harmonicatunes
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 21
Views: 3256

Re: "OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?" - a Thought Experiment.

I guess a key factor here is inertia. Once a player has learnt a given set of tricks, even difficult ones like overblows, they're generally reluctant to start again with something new. I'm guilty of that. I've long had a notion to play some jazz tunes, without flubbing/stepping over notes missing fr...