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by IaNerd
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Comparison of Kniri Knaus's "Bluesy tuning" with "Orchestra S" tuning
Replies: 2
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Comparison of Kniri Knaus's "Bluesy tuning" with "Orchestra S" tuning

Kniri Knaus asked me to prepare diagrams which compare his own Bluesy tuning with Seydel's Orchestra S tuning. https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=488 https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=489 https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/f...
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 28980

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Largely inspired by Seydel's Big Six harps, I have devised many tunings with that six-hole format in mind. Today I saw Kongsheng 's announcement of a new seven-hole model. That got me to wondering: What if Super-Circular were extended to seven holes? What new chords--and chord progressions--could re...
by IaNerd
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

I now see that the table of chord progressions in the post just above this one includes a number of redundancies. In this post I offer a much-improved table. Chord progressions which can be achieved with the tuning of Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:49 pm (above) and without any of the "slide-in layer" chords o...
by IaNerd
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

In the post of Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:08 pm (above), my goal was squeeze “a few more chords” out of the first six channels. And so I did, relying on intuition to help me make the changes shown in that post. But now I revisit that goal, this time with more nuance. Now I wish to derive from the first six ...
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

This is perhaps a better alternative than the one just above: i chord (Cmin) – NEW II chord (Dmaj) – NEW bIII chord (Ebmaj) – NEW iv chord (Fmin) – NEW bv˚chord (F#dim) – NEW v chord (Gmin) – NEW bVI chord (G#maj) – NEW https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=465
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

If the tuning above was part of a slide harp, and if the player needed a few more chords, then the six channels below might provide those needed chords on the low end of the slide-in layer. Note that this tuning requires altering eight reeds of a Solo-tuned harp. i chord (Cmin) - NEW II chord (Dmaj)...
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

In my post of Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:59 am (above), we see how changing eight reeds of a 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned slide or non-slide harp--initially in C tuning--can be converted to a chord-rich harp in the key of G. Using those exact same reed changes, we can start with a Solo-tuned harp in the key o...
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

This one takes the idea above one small step further. A total of eight reeds are retuned--by either one or two semitones each.

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow ... iew&id=461
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

Taking the top idea (two posts above this one) a little further ....

We can change a few more notes and recast the whole tuning into a G major context:

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow ... iew&id=460