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by IaNerd
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Comparison of four "slideless" tunings
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Comparison of four "slideless" tunings

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by IaNerd
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Comparison of four "slideless" tunings
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Comparison of four "slideless" tunings

BASIC IDEA: To gather, compare and analyze four "slideless" tunings in terms of their diatonic, chromatic and chordal capabilities. I encourage forum members to share their thoughts on the relative merits of these AND related tunings. 2017-09-21 (7).png 2017-09-21 (2).png 2017-09-21 (3).png
by IaNerd
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with 3 "penchromatic" octaves, 14 chords, and easy diatonic and octaves play
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Twelve-hole slide harp with 3 "penchromatic" octaves, 14 chords, and easy diatonic and octaves play

NAME: Not yet sure. Thinking about “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 3 Fully Penchromatic tuning” BASIC CONCEPT: In the original “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning, I distributed the twelve semitones of an octave among three banks/layers of reeds, and among four channels/holes of the harp. There were no missing s...
by IaNerd
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Happy to share formatted MS Word docs
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Happy to share formatted MS Word docs

A forum member pm'ed and asked if I would share with them the original "spreadsheet" for a tuning that I diagrammed. That way they could fiddle with it and explore their own tunings. I'm delighted to do this for any forum member, but understand that I use MS Word, not a ss. Just pm me the name of a ...
by IaNerd
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 12-hole harp
Replies: 1
Views: 123

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

I encourage you to look at the tuning above.

Then, to borrow from Rod Serling: "Submitted for your approval ....""

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by IaNerd
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 12-hole harp
Replies: 1
Views: 123

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

NAME: Not yet sure. Maybe "7th Heaven Blue Dozen"? BASIC CONCEPT: For blues in G, it sure would be nice to have the full I, IV and V chords, as well as their dom7 variants, as well as at least one full and proper G minor hexatonic "blues" scale. The "standard" Richter diatonic harp lacks many of the...
by IaNerd
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tunings that use the “penchromatic” octave: IMPORTANT UPDATE
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Tunings that use the “penchromatic” octave

I just noticed that I've made this SAME (although transposed) "penchromatic" octave before. In another topic on this forum (see "Quasi-Circular (Modded Major Cross)"), channels 6-10 shows this same diatonic octave with the characteristic repeated supertonic note. I arrived at this same octave throug...
by IaNerd
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 8
Views: 500

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

I think I got this working now. I'm not entirely happy with the right half of the harp, because it does not have any tasty draw bends. What makes this harp cool though is that there is a 7th for each of the I, IV and V chords.

Newer, better diagram below:

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by IaNerd
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tunings that use the “penchromatic” octave: IMPORTANT UPDATE
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Tunings that use the “penchromatic” octave: IMPORTANT UPDATE

NAME: This topic will not be about one tuning, but rather a new category of tunings which will share the “penchromatic” octave. BASIC CONCEPT: Various researchers have concluded that Western music heavily favors some keys over others. I could cite some of that research here, but like Jack Hammer, I ...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play

NAME: Not yet sure. Thinking about “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 2 tuning” BASIC CONCEPT: In the original “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning, I distributed the twelve semitones of an octave among three banks/layers of reeds, and among four channels/holes of the harp. There were no missing semitones and no rep...