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by Brendan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender versus PowerDraw
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: PowerBender versus PowerDraw

Interesting variation Roverharp :-)
by Brendan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Dingle Angle Tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: The Dingle Angle Tuning

The DM48 website is here:

http://www.lekholminstruments.com/

I don't have any commercial relationship with Erik, just appreciate the wonderful instrument he's created :-)
by Brendan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender versus PowerDraw
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: PowerBender versus PowerDraw

Good analysis Paris. One relevant new development is the SlipSlider harmonica, which is now available in PowerBender and PowerDraw. The PowerDraw version gives all the missing bends in the middle octave that are built-in to PowerBender, so it kind of levels the playing field. You can keep that Richt...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Is there a public calendar for Brendan Power?
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Is there a public calendar for Brendan Power?

After touring a lot in the past I'm now enjoying putting my time mostly into inventing/Rn'D in my home workshop in Canterbury, England. I sometimes do local pub/cafe gigs for the fun of it, and post those on my Facebook pages. Here is the music one: https://www.facebook.com/BrendanPowerMusic/ Occasi...
by Brendan
Tue May 29, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Dingle Angle Tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: The Dingle Angle Tuning

Getting back to 'The Dingle Angle' tuning: When I wrote the big spiel on it earlier, I had a serious case of brain fade! I mixed up that tune with another in my mind, '20 Out of 10'. It's on the same album (Tradish), and is one that uses the entire range of the harp - hence the name (which has the d...
by Brendan
Tue May 29, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Dingle Angle Tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: The Dingle Angle Tuning

Thanks Paris, glad you're enjoying exploring them :-) As you say, a different tuning transforms the instrument completely, and opens up all kinds of new expression and musical possibilities. But it can be a big step to either add a new tuning to your repertoire, or switch entirely from an old one. A...
by Brendan
Mon May 28, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Dingle Angle Tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: The Dingle Angle Tuning

I recorded 'The Dingle Angle' with a tuning I used for about 15 years and on many albums, called PowerBlow tuning. After starting with Richter, in about 1980 I made a batch of 11-hole harps with a tuning with an even breathing pattern that was reflected in its name: Regular-Breath Tuning CD. EG. GB....
by Brendan
Sun May 27, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic harmonica
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: Pentatonic harmonica

IaNerd: thanks for posting that link. Re-reading my post I realised I'd made some mistakes. I've have now fixed them there and will explain here. I initially gave the tuning the wrong name. It should be called Paddy-Richter Extended. Here it is over 10 holes: CD. EG. AB. CD. EG. AB. CD. EG. AB. CD I...
by Brendan
Fri May 25, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 6148

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Thanks all of you for your interesting and helpful contributions. Great to get a spread of ideas, impressions, suggestions. On a personal note I think I should clarify something. I created the SlipSlider as a (hopefully) useful harmonica for the biggest group of harmonica players: those who play unv...
by Brendan
Thu May 24, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 6148

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Thanks so much to Crawforde and Roverharp for your impressions. That level of detail is really useful. The main lesson I take away from it is that, if 'early adopters' like you two found it tricky to learn in the early stages, I need to explain and demonstrate the SlipSlider in small, easily absorbe...