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by IaNerd
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: PowerChrom-Plus tuning
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: PowerChrom-Plus tuning

Nick-- Thanks for pointing that out. At a glance I see some areas of similarity but also some important structural and functional differences. As soon as I can, I'll study this further and write/diagram a critical comparison. Much of my undergraduate training was in evolutionary ecology. I'm finding...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: PowerChrom-Plus tuning
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: PowerChrom-Plus tuning

I just noticed this ....

With this tuning, one can play octave splits from A3/A4 to G4/G5 (that's eight consecutive diatonic scale tones) and the splits are all of equal width (i.e. three holes tongue-blocked each time)! Neat!
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with 3 PowerChrom octaves, 14 chords, and easy diatonic and octaves play
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Twelve-hole slide harp with 3 PowerChromatic octaves, 14 chords, and easy diatonic and octaves play

In another (related) topic, Brendan pointed out that the chords to the right side of this harp are too high in pitch to be very useful. I believe I have solved this problem. Part of the solution is his suggestion to use side-by-side Big Sixes, so that the "chord layer" doesn't become too high in pit...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play
Replies: 2
Views: 525

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

In another (related) topic, Brendan pointed out that the chords to the right side of this harp are too high in pitch to be very useful. I believe I have solved this problem. Part of the solution is his suggestion to use side-by-side Big Sixes, so that the "chord layer" doesn't become too high in pit...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords

I think I have solved the problem that Brendan has pointed out. Part of the solution is his suggestion to use side-by-side Big Sixes, so that the "chord layer" doesn't become too high in pitch towards the right end of the harp. And so I offer this:

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by IaNerd
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Slide for "tongue block" effect?
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Slide for "tongue block" effect?

A less-than-half-baked idea:

Instead of a push-button slide mechanism shifting airflow to a different set of reed plates, could the slide instead duplicate particularly difficult tongue-blocks on an otherwise standard (i.e. non-double-reed) harmonica?
by IaNerd
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: “Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: “Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp

Just noticed: I meant C5/D5 for channel 4. Will fix it asap.
by IaNerd
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Table of reedplate dimensions?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Table of reedplate dimensions?

Can anyone share a table showing, for various makers (e.g. Hohner, Suzuki, LO, Seydel) and notable models (e.g. Manji, MB, Big Six) with each model's reed plate dimensions (e.g. plate L, W, o.c. reed slot pacings, reed slot widths)?
by IaNerd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)

As for my "Disclaimer/Disclosure" (above), my suspicion has been validated. On the Slidemeister forum, Gary Lehmann pointed out that "Black Badge" is identical to, and preceded by, PentaBender tuning by Roger Myerson . I thank Gary for the correction and congratulate Roger for "getting there" first.