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by IaNerd
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "High Octane" blues tuning for 12-hole harp
Replies: 7
Views: 473

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

For the sake of making clear comparisons, I will now call the tuning of the October 27 post (which began this Topic, above) as "Gen 1". The post from October 28 (above) will be called "Gen 2". I now offer Gen 3 and Gen 4 of this 12-hole "High Octane" tuning. These two are nearly identical (but detai...
by IaNerd
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Extra High Octane" blues tuning for 13-hole harp
Replies: 7
Views: 350

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

There's a lot going on just in this one Topic. I would really appreciate feedback/input, either as posts or pms. --The Nerd from Iowa
by IaNerd
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Extra High Octane" blues tuning for 13-hole harp
Replies: 7
Views: 350

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

In the tuning just above, it bothers me how the pink scale needs to leapfrog channel 11, and the green scale needs to leapfrog channel 12. Time for Gen 4.

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by IaNerd
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Extra High Octane" blues tuning for 13-hole harp
Replies: 7
Views: 350

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

If the tuning just above this one is "Gen 2", then this one must be "Gen 3".

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by IaNerd
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Extra High Octane" blues tuning for 13-hole harp
Replies: 7
Views: 350

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

This diagram reflects the modifications discussed in the comment just above this one.

It permits the G blues scale to be played as an arrow-straight shot across the draw notes.

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by IaNerd
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "High Octane" blues tuning for 12-hole harp
Replies: 7
Views: 473

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

The 13-hole version of this tuning, envisioned in the two posts above, can be found at "Extra High Octane" blues tuning for 13-hole harp .
by IaNerd
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 12-hole harp
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 12-hole harp

An arguably better 12-hole blues tuning can be found in a newer topic called "High Octane" blues tuning for 12-hole harp.
by IaNerd
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

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

An arguably better 10-hole blues tuning can be found in a newer topic called "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp.
by IaNerd
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 5
Views: 348

"High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp

NAME: "HIgh Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp BASIC CONCEPT: About a week ago I posted the first of what has now become a series of "High Octane" blues tunings. These tunings are characterized by featuring AT LEAST following properties: 1. Three whole chords of a I - IV - V progression (my defa...
by IaNerd
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Extra High Octane" blues tuning for 13-hole harp
Replies: 7
Views: 350

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

A slight twist on this would be to have the four draw be a G4 (i.e. an enharmonic of the three blow) instead of an F4 . This would make runs up and down the G blues scale much faster and easier. That would wreck its role as a b7th for the inverted Gmaj; however, there is already a G7 farther up the ...