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by IaNerd
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 18
Views: 2440

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

DIAGRAM (of what was described on Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:48 pm):

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by IaNerd
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 18
Views: 2440

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

UPDATE, Part 2: I just re-tuned a K-type 10-hole Easttop of the key of C, as per the post just above. Only four reeds needed to be re-tuned--three of them to "septimal minor seventh", i.e. ET -31 cents. For information on the rationale of that choice, see http://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopi...
by IaNerd
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 18
Views: 2440

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

UPDATE: I've now re-tuned a set of five Lucky 13s (G, A, C, D and F) to the tuning shown in "2018-03-05 (3).png" above. The most difficult part, as expected, was lowering the 7 draw by two semitones, so that it would match the 6 draw. The tuning works well. I expect it will be especially useful whe...
by IaNerd
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: gaskets?
Replies: 0
Views: 528

gaskets?

I'd be interested in hearing the thoughts of Brendan and others on the subject of using gaskets between comb and reed plates.
by IaNerd
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Circle of thirds variation of Richter tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Circle of thirds variation of Richter tuning

Karl: What are your thoughts on changing one or both dm chords to Dmaj, which in 2nd position G here would give a V chord?
by IaNerd
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 18
Views: 2440

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Not chords--single notes of a riff spanning about one measure.
by IaNerd
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 18
Views: 2440

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

In that lowest octave, I'm looking forward to leaving/returning home by playing: G--F--D--C (dotted quarter)--F (eighth)--G (half).
by IaNerd
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 18
Views: 2440

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Glad to hear that, Karl. I've ordered a set of five Lucky 13s and intend to convert all of them. Not sure yet which way to go with the lowest-octave blow chord (i.e. whether to leave it at a IV chord or to change it to a bVII). Thoughts on that?
by IaNerd
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 18
Views: 2440

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Please note that the 10-holer and the 6-holer (above) each have one full minor hexatonic blues octave, and each of the 13-holers have two uninterrupted blues octaves. Also note that all of these octaves share the same breath/bend pattern.
by IaNerd
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 18
Views: 2440

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

As far as fine-tuning for intonation , this is my current thinking for this subfamily of tunings: 1. The major thirds in the blow layer (i.e. all of the Es of the CEGs, and the F of the CFA) will each be lowered to 14 cents below ET. 2. The major thirds in the draw layer (i.e. the Bs and all of the ...