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by IaNerd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 38262

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

EdvinW -- You are absolutely correct about it being identical to Newton Fourkey. I feel silly for not recognizing that myself. On the other hand, I feel pretty good about arriving at something which is known to have value. I agree with the rest of your insightful analysis. Thank you. I have never o...
by IaNerd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 38262

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Continuing with the ideas posted just above .... If we wish to construct a five-hole-per-octave melodic repeating module, and we are not matching it to a left-end chordal area, and we want to play as many common scales as possible, and we don't want to use slides or bending, then let's consider the...
by IaNerd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 38262

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Let's take another look at the posting (above) of Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:22 pm . In particular, let's consider the melodic upper end , i.e. C - D# - F - G - A# / D - E - F# - A - B . When we consider this as a repeating module, we can play the following scales without any bends: Major scales: C, G Minor...
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Re: Idea for slideless chromatic harp

Robert Temple:

I am intrigued by your thoughts--thank you. Alas, I lack the knowledge and experience needed to either agree or disagree that what you propose is mechanically viable. I hope that the real experts will weigh in on your ideas.
by IaNerd
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Idea for slideless chromatic harp

I’ve been pondering how to make a harp which is: 1. primarily Ionian (including all the naturals, and only the naturals, in the blow and draw layers), and 2. fully chromatic (just in case any accidentals are needed), and 3. slideless (to keep costs low and reliability high). So far, I think we’re de...
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
Views: 1434

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: 38262

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: 3037

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: 3037

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 ...