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by IaNerd
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Regarding the tuning of Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:40 pm (just above) ....

Here is how low it can be, according to Seydel's Configurator. This example would play in the "song key" of Low C.

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by IaNerd
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

In my post of Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:08 pm (above), I indicated that I was very pleased with Super-Circular/PowerChromatic for general major and minor diatonic play. I then set out to devise a more specialized bluesy version of that tuning. I see now that some of what I did to that end was incorrect . ...
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

In this post I compare the tuning from just above to a tuning that differs by only one channel.

WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

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by IaNerd
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

All evidence indicates that Super-Circular/PowerChromatic is a very capable tuning—harmonically and melodically—for myriad songs in both major keys and natural minor keys. But what about bluesy tunes, where the major I, IV and V chords are overlain by a minor hexatonic scale whose tonic is equal to ...
by IaNerd
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Here is the Super-Circular/PowerChromatic tuning in seven common keys.

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by IaNerd
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

I have discovered that the Super-Circular/PowerChromatic tuning posted above on Sun Oct 21, 2018 has strong harmonic (left side) and melodic (right side) capabilities in the key of A minor natural ....

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by IaNerd
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Response to EdvinW and invitation to everyone: When talk turns to minor chord progressions of the natural, harmonic and melodic types, I am getting out of my depth. I encourage others to weigh in on the minor key capabilities (chordal and melodic) of the Super-Circular/PowerChromatic tuning posted ...
by IaNerd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

In the post just above, we see that grafting Super-Circular to Pentabender in a 10-hole format is a near-miss, because it fails to create a C-to-C major diatonic octave. One more channel is needed to get the upper C. The first diagram below shows this in a 12-hole format. Of course, this would also ...
by IaNerd
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The six-hole tuning diagrammed in the post above (first posted on Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 am ) I shall now call "Super-Circular" . This Super-Circular tuning is incredibly chord-rich, making it well suited to harmonic accompaniment. But when translated to a 10-hole format, channel 6 of Super-Circular...
by IaNerd
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 79
Views: 16497

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Here I will revisit the tuning that I posted on Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 am . The tuning that I show here is the same as before, but diagrammed much more thoroughly. I also include a table listing chord progressions that can be played with this kind of Seydel Big Six . The chordal capacity of this lit...