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by ROBERT TEMPLE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

"Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier

I recently heard this tuning, "0-9", played by Diego Sales of Brasil. He plays really fast, straight ahead jazz licks on it. He posted a layout of the harp, a 10-hole diatonic, when I asked "WHAT was that ?!!!" I'm hoping that Brendan and others will chime in on this layout, maybe give some more ins...
by ROBERT TEMPLE
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Re: Idea for slideless chromatic harp

Yes, I, too, hope that we will hear more about our various, new ideas. The answer is always no, or know, unless you ask.
by ROBERT TEMPLE
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.
Replies: 19
Views: 4643

Re: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.

You might be interested to read this article, it describes a lot of what you are shooting for here. Several cool alt-tunings are possible using the various reedplates from L.O. harps. For instance, use an E Melody Maker blowplate over an A major drawplate. Instant Paddy Richter. Enjoy the article, v...
by ROBERT TEMPLE
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Re: Idea for slideless chromatic harp

I like your idea here. I have approached the harp with an open mind re: alt-tunings and new inventions, it is a marvelous time for the harp, for sure. My only experiences with anything mechanical regarding harp have been limited to chromatics and the Dr. Henry T. Bahnson overblow invention, in F, Go...
by ROBERT TEMPLE
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: EDharmonica, by Seydel
Replies: 8
Views: 4027

Re: EDharmonica, by Seydel

Thank you, Brendan.
by ROBERT TEMPLE
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: urgently searched sparepart
Replies: 10
Views: 5664

Re: urgently searched sparepart

I have found that a tiny piece of an elastic rubber band can snug up the most problematic task of bonding two hard-to-bond pieces. I maintain a street piano in the town I live in and one of the repairs I did this early summer was to snug up a hammer shaft in the hole it seats in so that it wouldn't ...
by ROBERT TEMPLE
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: EDharmonica, by Seydel
Replies: 8
Views: 4027

Re: EDharmonica, by Seydel

I am very interested to know what others think about the EDharp, particularly used in swing/jump/blues, the "West Coast" sound. One of the interesting things about the EDharp is that it could be valved for blow bends holes 1-10. I have yet to try out an EDharp but it is quite an interesting layout. ...
by ROBERT TEMPLE
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lucky 13 in Matural Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 2648

Re: Lucky 13 in Matural Minor

Very interesting, the dorian harp you described. I made one as well using an "A Major blowplate" over an "E Natural Minor drawplate" using Lee Oskar harps. Very simple mod if one happens to have those laying around. It is one of my favorite harps. I want to take the harp further using half-valving o...
by ROBERT TEMPLE
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 46
Views: 29650

Re: Introduce yourself

Hiya friends - I have played mostly diatonic since beginning harp in 1973, maybe 1972. My first real harp hero was and still is Paul Butterfield. His "Driftin' Blues", especially his Woodstock version, really got under my skin. Soon after then I learned of the likes of Charlie Musselwhite, James Cot...