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by IaNerd
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: I / IV Melody Mix
Replies: 4
Views: 489

I / IV Melody Mix

"I / IV Melody Mix" is a crude working title. I'm trying to blend strong I and IV chords with an easy-playing and expressive (with draw-bends on every tonic, 3rd, 5th and 7th) major diatonic scale . It has some of elements of MelodyMaker and Will Wilde Tuning in there. A minimum of 11 holes are nee...
by IaNerd
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps

Thanks again, Brendan.

I am working on getting a prototype into the hands of an accomplished chrom player, for a proper trial and review. Your thoughts will be a valuable part of that process.
by IaNerd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps

Brendan: Better late than never! :D

I thank you very much.
by IaNerd
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps

Extending this idea to 12- and 16-hole slide harps ...

Note: On a 12-hole slide chromatic harp, the final tonic C is there with the push of a button.

http://www.brendan-power.com/forum/down ... iew&id=603
by IaNerd
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide harp

Further thoughts on this .... This tuning played in 2nd position provides a G major hexatonic blues scale across the harp without requiring bends. Just as it also provides an E minor hexatonic blues scale in its 5th position without requiring bends. The same harp would handily play melodically in C...
by IaNerd
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps

Putting a 7-note scale into a blow/draw harmonica can result in alternating/inverted breath patterns. PowerChromatic (as one example) fixes this problem by repeating the D note (assuming a Cmaj harp). This allows for expressive draw-bending of the E note (the major 3rd) and the G note (the 5th), as ...
by IaNerd
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 17
Views: 9719

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

Brendan-- Are you still pursuing the modular relates?