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by IaNerd
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 5 Penchromatic tuning for 14-hole slide harp
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Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 5 Penchromatic tuning for 14-hole slide harp

NAME: “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 5 Penchromatic tuning for 14-hole slide harp” BASIC CONCEPT: The Gen. 4 version of “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning took a step forward by splitting the Slide In-Draw layer into two sets of notes, such that the right half of the comb’s chords could be in roughly the same...
by IaNerd
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 4" tuning for BP Big Six Quad harp
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"Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 4" tuning for BP Big Six Quad harp

NAME: “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 4 Penchromatic tuning for QuadSix” BASIC CONCEPT: In the original “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning, I distributed the twelve semitones of an octave among three banks/layers of reeds, and among four channels/holes of the harp. There were no missing semitones and no repeat...
by IaNerd
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Table of draw-bends
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Views: 66

Table of draw-bends

MAIN IDEA:

Sometimes it's nice to have a "cheat-sheet". I've tried to make this easy to read. Suggestions?


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by IaNerd
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross); RENAMED TO "CIRCULAR-PENCHROMATIC"
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross); RENAMED TO "CIRCULAR-PENCHROMATIC"

Nick-- Thanks for pointing that out. At a glance I see some areas of similarity but also some important structural and functional differences. As soon as I can, I'll study this further and write/diagram a critical comparison. Much of my undergraduate training was in evolutionary ecology. I'm finding...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross); RENAMED TO "CIRCULAR-PENCHROMATIC"
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross); RENAMED TO "CIRCULAR-PENCHROMATIC"

I just noticed this ....

With this tuning, one can play octave splits from A3/A4 to G4/G5 (that's eight consecutive diatonic scale tones) and the splits are all of equal width (i.e. three holes tongue-blocked each time)! Neat!
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with 3 "penchromatic" octaves, 14 chords, and easy diatonic and octaves play
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: Twelve-hole slide harp with 3 "penchromatic" octaves, 14 chords, and easy diatonic and octaves play

In another (related) topic, Brendan pointed out that the chords to the right side of this harp are too high in pitch to be very useful. I believe I have solved this problem. Part of the solution is his suggestion to use side-by-side Big Sixes, so that the "chord layer" doesn't become too high in pit...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play

In another (related) topic, Brendan pointed out that the chords to the right side of this harp are too high in pitch to be very useful. I believe I have solved this problem. Part of the solution is his suggestion to use side-by-side Big Sixes, so that the "chord layer" doesn't become too high in pit...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords

I think I have solved the problem that Brendan has pointed out. Part of the solution is his suggestion to use side-by-side Big Sixes, so that the "chord layer" doesn't become too high in pitch towards the right end of the harp. And so I offer this:

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by IaNerd
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Slide for "tongue block" effect?
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Slide for "tongue block" effect?

A less-than-half-baked idea:

Instead of a push-button slide mechanism shifting airflow to a different set of reed plates, could the slide instead duplicate particularly difficult tongue-blocks on an otherwise standard (i.e. non-double-reed) harmonica?
by IaNerd
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: “Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: “Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp

Just noticed: I meant C5/D5 for channel 4. Will fix it asap.