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by IaNerd
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 10
Views: 6712

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

I think I got this working now. I'm not entirely happy with the right half of the harp, because it does not have any tasty draw bends. What makes this harp cool though is that there is a 7th for each of the I, IV and V chords.

Newer, better diagram below:

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by IaNerd
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play
Replies: 2
Views: 2823

Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play

NAME: Not yet sure. Thinking about “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 2 tuning” BASIC CONCEPT: In the original “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning, I distributed the twelve semitones of an octave among three banks/layers of reeds, and among four channels/holes of the harp. There were no missing semitones and no re...
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: 5
Views: 2984

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: 5
Views: 2984

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: 5
Views: 2984

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: 10
Views: 6712

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: 2
Views: 2637

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: 4
Views: 3177

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: 2
Views: 2637

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: 10
Views: 6712

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...