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by IaNerd
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Combination tremolo/octave tuning?
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Combination tremolo/octave tuning?

Is there any such thing in production?
by IaNerd
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 6768

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

https://www.turboharp.com/tunemaster

Note the extensive FAQ section near the bottom of that page.
by IaNerd
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 6768

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

I have asked Dr. Antaki about the tunable range of the low vs. middle vs. high reeds. I will report back here.
by IaNerd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "MAGIC HARPS" Specific Layouts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: "MAGIC HARPS" Specific Layouts?

I have not played any of Magic's tunings.

If you examine how I diagram tunings, and then apply some method like that to Magic's tunings, it may help you to see some of the underlying logic. All you need is graph paper and some colored pencils.

Have fun.
by IaNerd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "MAGIC HARPS" Specific Layouts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: "MAGIC HARPS" Specific Layouts?

Pat Missin has made it his personal mission (no pun intended) to develop and maintain a catalog of known harmonica tunings. You can download these as a compressed folder of documents here: http://www.patmissin.com/as23.zip The tunings of Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz appear in text documents #8 and ...
by IaNerd
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 42640

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The tuning shown here http://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=212&start=80#p2056 (above) has a repeating pattern in holes 5-7 and 8-10. We can therefore delete holes 8-10, resulting in a loss of tonal range but no loss in function. This 7-hole tuning is too large for a Seydel Big Six ...
by IaNerd
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Three-and-a-Third Times Richter
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: Three-and-a-Third Times Richter

Even the 7-hole Kongsheng Baby Fat could get in on the fun ....

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow ... iew&id=536
by IaNerd
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Three-and-a-Third Times Richter
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Three-and-a-Third Times Richter

4Times Richter (a.k.a. Four Times Richter ) is arguably the most elegant harmonica tuning that is geared for blues/pop/rock. It is typically thought of as a tuning for 12-hole harps. But its minimalist magic can fit right into a 10-hole format. The trick is to truncate it on both ends as follows: h...