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by IaNerd
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning for 12-hole SLIDE harp
Replies: 0
Views: 2392

Blues tuning for 12-hole SLIDE harp

NAME: Blue Dozen Slider BASIC CONCEPT: Old-time Richter plus other low chords in the left half, and then a bluesy scale with additional blue notes and enharmonics in the right half. As with my 10-hole blues tuning, I'm trying to make playing the blues easier. HOW/WHEN: July of 2017, configured by me...
by IaNerd
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Comparison Lucky 13 to Seydel Solist Pro 12 Steel - Low Octave
Replies: 5
Views: 6605

Re: Comparison Lucky 13 to Seydel Solist Pro 12 Steel - Low Octave

I own a low Solist Pro 12, and it does buzz in channel 1 when played even moderately hard. So I had a Noble Classic configured similarly: no buzz and much louder and fuller in tone through all channels. I would switch from Solist Pros to Luckies as soon as the latter can be had in my own configurati...
by IaNerd
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 11008

Re: Currently available paddy richter harmonica

Sorry, was I just salivating?
by IaNerd
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Four-chords tuning for six-hole harp
Replies: 3
Views: 2941

Re: Four-chords tuning for six-hole harp

Re: "a power chord harmonica with just 1s and 5s."

There could be a b3 to the left of the 1-5 pair, and a 3 to the right of the pair. Flanking those four tones could be 7s. A power dyad and four chords within six adjacent reeds!

Shoot, now I'll be daydreaming about this all day!
by IaNerd
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning for 10-hole harp--now with DIAGRAM
Replies: 1
Views: 3022

Blues tuning for 10-hole harp--now with DIAGRAM

NAME: I call this "Byrnes 10-Hole Blues" tuning. BASIC CONCEPT: Rethink Richter-Diatonic, to make blues more playable with without the use of so many partial draw bends, overblows, etc. WHEN/HOW: June of 2017, through Seydel's Configurator. This was a Noble Classic Low, as the first note is C3. LAY...
by IaNerd
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Four-chords tuning for six-hole harp
Replies: 3
Views: 2941

Four-chords tuning for six-hole harp

NAME: I call this my “Chord Buddy” tuning. BASIC CONCEPT: A tuning principally for chordal accompaniment of the myriad songs based on I – IV – V – vi progressions and rearrangements and subsets thereof (e.g. LOTS, if not most, of pop, rock, blues). WHEN/HOW: December 2015, using Seydel's Configurat...
by IaNerd
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 46
Views: 31057

Re: Introduce yourself

Hello, everyone. "IaNerd" means that I am from Iowa (abbr. Ia) in the heart of the USA, and that I-am-a-nerd. My first harp was a pearwood Old Standby in 1972. Decades later I remain a novice player. However, I have developed a passion for studying and designing alternate tunings for harmonica and a...