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by IaNerd
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: “Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six
Replies: 0
Views: 93

“Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six

NAME: “Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six BASIC CONCEPT: My "Buddy" tunings for Seydel's excellent little Big Six are becoming a series! This tuning features: 1. A partial or "skinny" I chord (actually a dyad) in the 1-2 draw . 2. A partial or "skinny" VII chord (actually a...
by IaNerd
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren"
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: "Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren"

As a slight variation, the four blow could be and F# rather than an F.
by IaNerd
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren"
Replies: 3
Views: 272

"Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren"

NAME: "Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren" BASIC CONCEPT: In other topics I made use of Seydel's Big Six model to create various chord harmonicas such as the "Chord Buddy" and the "Easy Backup". This new tuning for Big Six takes the complementary approach of providing three minor ...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "High Octane" blues tuning for 12-hole harp
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: "High Octane" blues tuning for 12-hole harp

Gen 6 (below) combines all of the features of my other "high octane" tunings PLUS a low-Richter "octave" in a 12-hole format.


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by IaNerd
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Extra High Octane" blues tuning for 13-hole harp
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: "Extra High Octane" blues tuning for 13-hole harp

I've been working concurrently on 10-, 12- and 13-hole tunings for blues. It has been fascinating to me how progress in any one of these has led to continued progress in the other two. This morning I had a real breakthrough in my 10-hole tuning. Which leads me to this 13-hole Gen 5 .... 2017-11-05 (...
by IaNerd
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp

Regarding "Gen 4" (above) ....

Now imagine adding three additional channels of "Low Richter" a la the Steve Baker Special or Lucky 13, and this becomes a monster 13-hole tuning! See this diagrammed in a topic called "Extra High Octane" blues tuning for 13-hole harp.
by IaNerd
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp

Gen 4 takes yet another approach ---putting the V chord in the draw layer.

As far as 10-hole versions go, this (imo) is easily the best so far.

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by IaNerd
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp

Gen 3 (below) takes a very different approach.

Of these 10-hole versions, which would you choose? Why?


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by IaNerd
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp

If the post just above this one shows the Gen 1 of "High Octane blues, 10-hole version", then the following diagram shows Gen 2.


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