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by IaNerd
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative Tuning for 10-hole Harmonica
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Re: Alternative Tuning for 10-hole Harmonica

Forum admin: Should this topic be moved to the other forum?
by IaNerd
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Q: Do you see applications of 221 to "chromatic"/slide harp? What might that look like?
by IaNerd
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
by IaNerd
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 10971

Re: Introduce yourself

I would like to share some thoughts: 1. I love this forum and, like others, am indebted to Brendan's vision and generosity in creating and maintaining it. 2. I've now posted over 180 times. Most of those posts regard alternate tunings. 3. With my science education career cut short by a progressive g...
by IaNerd
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: “CoG CuD” Neck Rack Tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: “CoG CuD” Neck Rack Tuning for 10-hole harp

A "double-Richter- plus " format could be either to: (A) Repeat the first four channels at an octave lower, and delete the last channel, in a 13-hole body, or ... (B) Repeat the first four channels at an octave lower, and delete the last two channels, in a 12-hole body. Both of these provide three f...
by IaNerd
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tombo Pocket Bass harp: re-tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Re: Tombo Pocket Bass harp: re-tuning

I understand and respect all of Triona's comments on this topic. Thanks! I have now re-tuned the lower-left A to a B-flat. I would like to get the Easttop, but they are suddenly less available in the US and more expensive than they were a couple months ago. As I was re-tuning the A to B-flat, I was ...
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: rotary tool bit for reed tuning
Replies: 0
Views: 700

rotary tool bit for reed tuning

I am a beginner at fine-tuning and re-tuning reeds. I started by trying various scratching tools. Then I had better success with sanding detailer sticks. Yesterday I tried this: 61O+rGvjC8L._SX463_.jpg in a rotary tool set to about 10-15k rpm. The "green bullets" (ha!) are rubber, and impregnated wi...
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: “CoG CuD” Neck Rack Tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: “CoG CuD” Neck Rack Tuning for 10-hole harp

Please note that the major triads in the blow row align perfectly with those in the draw row. This makes for optimally fast and easy chugging between those chord pairs. The same is true of all the b7th tetrads. This tuning is also sports a number of triple-stop octave pairs, especially in the blow r...
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: “CoG CuD” Neck Rack Tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: “CoG CuD” Neck Rack Tuning for 10-hole harp

When using a three-hole embouchure, this tuning has only one "sour zone". Playing 4-5-6 draw would sound bad.

Contrast this with tunings that have multiple such "sour zones".
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: “CoG CuD” Neck Rack Tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: “CoG CuD” Neck Rack Tuning for 10-hole harp

I'm also seeing now that this basic tuning, in a 13-hole format, could sport a very nice double/repeated Richter octave a la SBS and Lucky 13.

This would not, however, result in an additional blues scale octave, because the extended area would be missing the B-flat.