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by IaNerd
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)

The overall tuning in this Subject can be accomplished using two Seydel Big Sixes mounted on Brendan's Seydel Twin Big-Six Comb (at http://www.brendan-power.com/combs-diatonic.php ).
by IaNerd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Diagrams of well-known tunings
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

"Canned Heat" tuning, cross harp key of E

‘On the Road Again’ was recorded by the American blues-rock group Canned Heat in 1967. The distinctive harmonica solo first played by Alan ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson utilizes a special tuning adjustment. Played on a harp in key A in cross/2nd position E, adjustments to draw reed 6 are made by raising the pi...
by IaNerd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Diagrams of well-known tunings
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

"Canned Heat" tuning, cross harp key of G

‘On the Road Again’ was recorded by the American blues-rock group Canned Heat in 1967. The distinctive harmonica solo first played by Alan ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson utilizes a special tuning adjustment. Played on a harp in key A in cross/2nd position E, adjustments to draw reed 6 are made by raising the pi...
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Placement of "extra" notes?
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Placement of "extra" notes?

If you had a non-Richter tuning that results in a whole number of octaves plus one or two extra notes, would you put the bonus notes on the low end or the high end? Why?
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: How would you tune this Starter or EasyPlay harp?
Replies: 1
Views: 255

How would you tune this Starter or EasyPlay harp?

BASIC IDEA: THIS IS NOT A REAL THING! THIS IS NOT A REAL THING! THIS IS NOT A REAL THING! THIS IS NOT A REAL THING! It is a digital representation of a fantasy of a real thing! In my mind it would be full-length (i.e. same as a 10-holer). Anyway, how would you tune it for beginners, klutzes or very ...
by IaNerd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Comparison of three tunings in the context of playing blues
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Comparison of three tunings in the context of playing blues

MAIN IDEA: To compare three tunings in the context of playing blues. DETAILS: This analysis comes with its own set of rules/constraints/assumptions/caveats. All analyses do. If a person wants to look at things in a different way, they certainly may do so and I for one would be happy to learn from an...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 21
Views: 4559

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

According to Posner and Strike’s research on the conditions necessary for conceptual change, there must be: (1) dissatisfaction with existing conceptions; (2) a new conception must be intelligible; (3) a new conception must appear initially plausible; and (4) a new conception should have the potenti...
by IaNerd
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross); RENAMED TO "CIRCULAR-PENCHROMATIC"
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Quasi-Circular (modded Major Cross)

In a Topic called "Tunings that use the “penchromatic” octave ...." I wrote about a special octave which I did not discover first, but termed "penchromatic". Since then I noticed that this tuning contains the special penchromatic octave in channels 6-10. I'm now thinking that a more fitting name for...
by IaNerd
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)
Replies: 2
Views: 328

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

NAME: "Black badge tuning". (Can you see why?) BASIC CONCEPT: I think the title of this Topic says it all. DISCLAIMER/DISCLOSURE: I already used this octave in another topic called "Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play." Also, I am quite paran...
by IaNerd
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tunings that use the “penchromatic” octave: IMPORTANT UPDATE
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Tunings that use the “penchromatic” octave

Some of my cousins to the south might say, "Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit!" In several topics on this forum I have used what I call the "penchromatic" octave. I actually arrived at this delightful octave at least twice, through different lines of inquiry. I am particularly proud of the ...