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by Brendan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: EDharmonica, by Seydel
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: EDharmonica, by Seydel

Robert: there is a way to input tunings here. Please check this thread on the subject:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20
by Brendan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: EDharmonica, by Seydel
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: EDharmonica, by Seydel

This is a copy of a post on Modern Blues Harmonica: -------------- Just for the record, there is nothing 'new' about the ED Harmonica tuning. It's simply the bottom end of Paddy Richter or Melody Maker repeated up the harp - except they start the scale on the A instead of the C. The website says 'Pa...
by Brendan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: urgently searched sparepart
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: urgently searched sparepart

No need to do all that, just use a Hering 5140 slide. And as CrawfordE noted, you could try a slide from one if the Hohner or Koch 10 hole chroms. In fact, just swap in their entire mouthpiece/slider assembly.
by Brendan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

I agree! I think harmonica players should adopt it as the preferred notation for our instrument, which comes in all 12 keys. Far more logical and easy to use than standard notes. I wish I'd known about it a long time ago when I lived in London and was doing regular sessions. I made my own cod versio...
by Brendan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 126

THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Here is my version of Scott Joplin's classic 'The Entertainer', played on the new Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMsdcDdaTgI

If you want to learn to play it, check out this comprehensive Instructional Pack:
http://www.brendan-power.com/instruction.php#view4
by Brendan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: urgently searched sparepart
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: urgently searched sparepart

Very sorry for my slow reply to this Triona, but it's good news: the two harps have exactly the same construction. So parts will swap perfectly between them.
by Brendan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: My modular chord harmonica

I understand about the aim of getting adjacent notes in fifths, but how does it look in terms of hole numbers and blow and draw notes on the Big Six?
by Brendan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Nice one, Alan! I like the simple design and use of magnets for quick changes - they are wonderful things :-) With a design like that I assume you must have printed with supports?

BTW can you remind us of your BE GooD tuning?
by Brendan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Melody Maker vs Paddy Richter
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Melody Maker vs Paddy Richter

I'm developing a new valve; have some in my own harps, road testing them to see how they stand up over time. I'm off to India for most of October. Assuming all is well they will be out late Oct/early Nov.
by Brendan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Melody Maker vs Paddy Richter
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Melody Maker vs Paddy Richter

Solo is excellent for Irish music. I suggest 3/4 valving: all valves on the inside, plus outside valves on the even-numbered holes: 2,4,6,8,10. Paddy Richter is best half-valved Personally I use a mix of Solo and Paddy Richter: PR in the bottom octave and Solo higher up, Paddy Solo. It has some good...