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by IaNerd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: List of tunings with five holes per octave
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: List of tunings with five holes per octave

Forum member oldstudent has already shared the following here: https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=249#p1440 One-key "Pentabender" tuning (plays C major scale without bends; has F major pentatonic in blows, G major pentatonic in draws): DE.FG.GA.AB.CD.DE.FG.GA.AB.CD. Two-key "Pen...
by IaNerd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: List of tunings with five holes per octave
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

List of tunings with five holes per octave

What harmonica tunings consist of repeating banks of five holes?

At the moment, I can think of two: Pentabender and Fourkey.

Do you know of others? Please share.

It is my intention that this thread becomes a reference list of such tunings, and not a discussion of particular tunings.
by IaNerd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 4093

Re: Idea for slideless chromatic harp

The S-50's layout seems more intuitive to me. I think I will try one.
by IaNerd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 4093

Re: Idea for slideless chromatic harp

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by IaNerd
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 43226

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Here is the same tuning as the one just above, but transposed to C major instead of F major.

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow ... iew&id=523
by IaNerd
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 43226

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

ADDENDUM TO THE POST OF Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:36 pm (above): Since the non-bent notes in that tuning are best suited for melodic play in the key of F major, I will re-cast the diagram in terms of the Fmaj chord being the I chord : https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=522
by IaNerd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 43226

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

To valve or not to valve ....

A good question. One that I am not qualified to answer. :roll:
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: 43226

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...