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by IaNerd
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "FiG Bob CuD" tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 2
Views: 746

"FiG Bob CuD" tuning for 10-hole harp

NAME: "FiG Bob CuD" tuning for 10-hole harp BASIC CONCEPT: Recently I have felt the need for five particular chords in a lot of blues/pop/rock tunes. From low voicing to high, they are: bVII (in this example, Fmaj), I (Gmaj), bIII (Bbmaj), IV (Cmaj) and V (Dmaj). I also managed to give four of thes...
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tombo Pocket Bass harp: re-tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

Tombo Pocket Bass harp: re-tuning

NAME: Tombo Pocket Bass harp: re-tuning BASIC CONCEPT: The standard Tombo Pocket Bass harmonica has the following notes: F/D -- C/A -- G/E -- D/B -- A/F# . Research suggests that, among popular songs in the Western world, the most-used accidentals are F# and C#. I added a C# to the Tombo. WHEN/HOW:...
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tombo Pocket Chord harp: re-tuning
Replies: 0
Views: 1181

Tombo Pocket Chord harp: re-tuning

NAME: Tombo Pocket Chord harp: re-tuning BASIC CONCEPT: The standard Tombo Pocket Chord harmonica has the following chords: F/Dm -- C/Am -- G7/E7 -- D7/B7 . Research suggests that, among popular songs in the Western world, the following chords are used the most often: C, G, F, D, E, Am, Dm, Em . I ...
by IaNerd
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: slide-harp plus "diatonic" harp?
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: slide-harp plus "diatonic" harp?

Oh, I see now that you meant the Educator 1. I was unaware of that model. It looks like an Airstream trailer.
by IaNerd
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: slide-harp plus "diatonic" harp?
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: slide-harp plus "diatonic" harp?

I own an Educator. It was an education in how to lose $60. Thanks for the reply. :)
by IaNerd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blue Moon combs
Replies: 1
Views: 1215

Blue Moon combs

On the Slidemeister forum someone asked if Blue Moon combs are compatible with Brendan's Twin Harp system. I tried two Blue Moon combs on a 10-hole Twin Harp front piece.  One comb is aluminum and the other is brass.  They do NOT fit the Twin Harp, because the walls of their lips are thicker.  One m...
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: slide-harp plus "diatonic" harp?
Replies: 3
Views: 760

slide-harp plus "diatonic" harp?

Brendan-- Do you suppose that the hole-spacing of some "slide/chrom" harp is close enough to that of some "non-slide/diatonic" harp that the two could be joined into a Twin system? An example would be a chrom of any chrom-ish tuning wed to a circular-tuned diatonic, for all of its dyads, triads and ...
by IaNerd
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

I wonder if this 12-hole tuning is feasible in a properly valved slide "chromatic" harp such as the DeLuxe or DeLuxe Steele. My comprehension of valving is poor, so I invite your thoughts.
by IaNerd
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

At this time (December 2017) Brendan does not offer a non-reentrant 12-hole Switch Harp system. As a get-by, the essence of this tuning could be had with currently available materials by the elimination of channels 4 and 5. I haven't yet tried to load that 10-hole tuning into Seydel's configurator. ...
by IaNerd
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp
Replies: 2
Views: 702

"Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

NAME: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole harp Switch Harp BASIC CONCEPT: The chords are in chambers 1-4. Then there is a blank/plugged hole. Then the remaining chambers are the scales for the I, IV and V scales. WHEN/HOW: December of 2017. I have not yet had one made. LAYOUT/DETAILS: 2017-12-26...