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by IaNerd
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 70
Views: 10288

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Here are some ways that the September 13 tuning (above) can be achieved by re-tuning Standard/Richter Lucky 13 harmonicas.

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by IaNerd
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 70
Views: 10288

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

When "Sugar Cain" Hamilton posted this tuning on YouTube: http://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=212&start=20#p1471 I started getting inquiries from people about what key this tuning "comes in". At this time, none of the tunings in this Topic are available as stock harps from any man...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 70
Views: 10288

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Name:

I have decided, for now, that the "August 28" tuning (above) and its 10- and 13-hole variants will go by the name "Chug-Harp".
by IaNerd
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 70
Views: 10288

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

I'm thrilled to announce that harp customizer Sugar Cain Hamilton has been collaborating the with me in realizing the potential of this family of tunings. You can see Cain discussing it here: https://youtu.be/Cr-TxZvZPc8 I thank Cain, and also Brendan for hosting this forum, and for his expert advic...
by IaNerd
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 21
Views: 2164

Re: Any news?

Brendan: Does your math account for the use of enharmonic notes in a layout?
by IaNerd
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 70
Views: 10288

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS: In the diagrams above, the blue squiggly line shows just one of many routes up and down the minor hexatonic blues scale (in these cases, in the "band key" of G). But wait a second! A song with a I -- IV -- V progression may contain melodic lines that follow three blues scales, i....
by IaNerd
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 21
Views: 2164

Re: Any news?

I'm also wondering if the Yonberg harps already have a plate-securing mechanism which could be recast into a modular form.
by IaNerd
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 21
Views: 2164

Re: Any news?

What if the reed blocks were slightly wedge-shaped, and slid into a slot with a gasket on the comb side? This picture shows a very exaggerated sense of the shape I envision.
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by IaNerd
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 70
Views: 10288

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

UPDATE / TEASER:

At this time, one world-class customizer and one world-class performer (that I know about) are now experimenting with this line of tunings. Videos are in the works.
by IaNerd
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 70
Views: 10288

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Regarding this family of tunings, I recently received some feedback and questions from a noted harp customizer. This was my response: This family of harp tunings is not geared to play major diatonic scales. Rather, it is intended for playing minor hexatonic blues scales. Following the meandering blu...