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by Nick
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative Major cross.
Replies: 14
Views: 6685

Re: Alternative Major cross.

Here's an example of what I like to play, Lester Bailey on melodeon. I get a lot of tunes from Lester's blog. Nothing fancy just Lester playing. http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/tune-443-louth-quickstep.html X:1 T:Louth Quickstep C:Joshua Gibbons, Lincolnshire. M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G B2 BG ...
by Nick
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative Major cross.
Replies: 14
Views: 6685

Re: Alternative Major cross.

Hi I think you may have got things mixed up a bit, below is my English G tuning so the Cs are natural. English G tuning Blow G B D F# A c e g c e Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Draw A C E G B d f# a b d Here is my English D tuning where the Cs are # English D tuning Blow G B D F# A c# e g c# e Hole 1 2 3...
by Nick
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative Major cross.
Replies: 14
Views: 6685

Re: Alternative Major cross.

Hi Tony You have probably hit the nail on the head with what I've done over the last 6 months. I'm now settled on what I'm calling 'English' G/D tuning. English tunes are what I play most of the time so it makes sense. I've been retuning my own Suzuki Promasters, (I wanted to use Seydels but I can't...
by Nick
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative Major cross.
Replies: 14
Views: 6685

Re: Alternative Major cross.

Thanks for some really good info and suggestions. My tuning is not as I realise now Major cross. It's probably closer to Circular, certainly on the G harmonica and maybe the D too? As Tony said Major cross in G would start with a D on the 1 blow, my D is on the 3 blow giving me the C, B, A and G bel...
by Nick
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative Major cross.
Replies: 14
Views: 6685

Alternative Major cross.

Hi I know this is the nichest of topics on an already niche but growing forum. I've been playing diatonic for a couple of years and have been working hard on getting a tuning system that works for me. I play mostly English dance tunes and the problem I came across early on was the C#s in the tunes i...