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by IaNerd
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords
Replies: 2
Views: 114

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

Just now I replaced the original diagram with a corrected diagram. I updated and corrected some small things in the body of the original post.

I have not yet made a careful tally of the types of chords.
by IaNerd
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords
Replies: 2
Views: 114

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

So sorry. Just noticed that I omitted F# three times. I'll try to fix it all tomorrow. I am certain that the the error is not catastrophic to the model.
by IaNerd
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords
Replies: 2
Views: 114

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

NAME: Not yet sure. Thinking about “Goldschmidt/Sowards Tuning”. BASIC CONCEPT: We often hear something like this: “Slide/chromatic harps are for melodies, and diatonic harps are for melodies and/or chordal harmony”. Of course there are wide exceptions, such as the Suzuki SSCH-56 Chord 56 model. But...
by IaNerd
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp

Four posts above this one, I said that I would fix the blow/draw/bend relationship of channel 8. In doing so, I inadvertently wrecked the associated chord in the blow layer. I intend to fix the situation as soon as I can. I am also open to suggestions.
by IaNerd
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning for 12-hole "diatonic" harp
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Blues tuning for 12-hole "diatonic" harp

Addendum #1: This entire tuning could be bumped up by one octave. The result would be a left half which for many people would be easier to bend, but possibly a right half that is harder to bend. As a compromise, a tuning like this could be reentrant, as follows. Raise channels 1-6 by one octave. Cha...
by IaNerd
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)

Addendum #2: I'm now thinking that the following sets of pairs of keys would be very efficient and versatile: F/C, C/G, G/A, D/E Pairing these pairs can make the I-IV-V-vi progressions of: C-F-G-Am G-C-D-Em and the I-IV-V progressions of: C-F-G G-C-D D-G-A A-D-E A more complete list of major key cho...
by IaNerd
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning for 12-hole "diatonic" harp
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Blues tuning for 12-hole "diatonic" harp

NAME: Not sure yet. BASIC CONCEPT: A 12-hole slant harp with a "standard" Richter left side, and a right side where every “blues scale” note has at least one unbent draw or blow spot PLUS an enharmonic twin that is a fully-bent draw note. WHEN/HOW: September of 2017. I have not yet had one made. LAY...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp

Another related thought ... Who foresaw, five or ten years ago, that people (e.g. our forum host) would be 3D-printing harmonica combs in a variety of models and colors? I submit that a similar revolution in the fabrication of made-to-order reed plates is not far off! Will it be a corporation like S...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp

Re: “Are the reed pitches going up for a 3 octave range, as on a normal harp? If so, this one shouldn't be too hard to make.” (BP) I was hoping someone would ask that question! The short answer is … maybe. When I explore tunings, I usually start with something resembling second position G. Most of m...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp

Oops! The 8 draw bend doesn't make sense. I'll try to fix that asap. Suggestions?