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by Paris
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 73
Views: 32628

Re: Power Chromatic

Brendan, I was listening to "What a Wonderful World" from "back to back" which is jusy incredibly beautiful by the way! There's a point in the melody where you go from a G to an A and it sounds like a button push us happening.  It got me wondering if you ever configure your power chromatics like a s...
by Paris
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2963

Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

Brendan, I was listening to "What a Wonderful World" from "back to back" which is jusy incredibly beautiful by the way! There's a point in the melody where you go from a G to an A and it sounds like a button push us happening. It got me wondering if you ever configure your power chromatics like a sl...
by Paris
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!
Replies: 8
Views: 3579

Re: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!

I posted this before but I thought I'd put it in the 'proper' thread. Here's a clip of me trying to play Brendan's awesome solos from hesitation blues with Andrew White. Transcribing these solos and working on playing them has really helped me get familiar with PC tuning and its fun! A little rough ...
by Paris
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2963

Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

I too had become quite used to a stock chromatic before i tried PC tuning. In my opinion, a half valved PC is superior to a standard chromatic. Way more expressive and intuitive. You will probably be surprised at how little adjustment period there is. give it a chance!
by Paris
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2963

Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

It all depends on how you want to do the retune. With a stock C the two easiest option are:

G: CD/EF#/GA/AB
or
Bb: CD/EbF/GA/BbC
by Paris
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!
Replies: 8
Views: 3579

Re: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!

Glad I could help haha! Love that descending 5ths progression of dom7th chords in the middle there! Do you happen to remember what harp you used for the recording? Sounds to me like some sort of X Reed set up.
by Paris
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?
Replies: 6
Views: 2144

Re: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?

Not to speak for Brendan, but I think it's safe to say that he would never prefer a fully valved harp. Unless I'm mistaken, he hasn't recorded on a fully valved harp since he invented half valving in 1980.
by Paris
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Boris Plotnikov Shreds the Switch-Harp
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Re: Boris Plotnikov Shreds the Switch-Harp

Oh man, that guy can play!
by Paris
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!
Replies: 8
Views: 3579

https://youtu.be/d1LzQOZqtp4 Here is a video of me playing "Kitchenaire" from the awesome album, "Lament for the 21st Century". Here I play it on a Key of C, Hohner CX-12 that I put in Bb P.C. tuning. Im playing with the button in (mostly) so the home key of the tune is B major! Brendan, I couldn't ...
by Paris
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!
Replies: 8
Views: 3579

Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!

Hey fellow harp players! I thought it might be fun if there was a topic exclusively for sharing clips of any harp playing that you guys/gals are working on! As well as an explanation of the harp/tuning/key/tune info etc....after all the only thing more fun than retuning a harmonica is playing the fi...