Seydel PowerChromatics now Available!

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Seydel PowerChromatics now Available!

Post by Brendan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:27 pm

As there has been an increasing interest in PowerChromatic tuning I asked Seydel if they could add it to the Power Tunings page on their website -
which they have now done! Here's the page:

https://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel ... werTunings

The default key is G, but Seydel will allow players to order in different keys via their excellent Configurator. If you do decide to order, I suggest going for half-valving, as it gives universal semitone draw bends, slide in or out. This is really the main point of PowerChromatic.

I have many videos up featuring PowerChromatic, such as these two:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-gq3pYlyJY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ve8_fpV1Z4

Next week I will make a video explaining the tuning using a Seydel half-valved chrom in PowerChromatic.

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Re: Seydel PowerChromatics now Available!

Post by Brendan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:36 pm

Here is the tuning denoted in G on the Seydel Power Tunings page:

POWER-CHROMATIC TUNING in G

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SLIDE OUT		AB	CD	EF#	GA	AB	CD	EF#	GA	AB	CD	EF#	GA
HOLE NUMBER		1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12
SLIDE IN		A#C	C#D#	FG	G#A#	A#C	C#D#	FG	G#A#	A#C	C#D#	FG	G#A#
The start note is A but the home scale of the harmonica is G. My personal favourite positions are Dmaj and Bm, but so many keys are very easy to play. I'll demo them in the video next week.

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Re: Seydel PowerChromatics now Available!

Post by harpdog123 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:09 pm

You're playing on "Swing Fellas" with the Power Chromatic tuning is brilliant.

David Pearce

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Re: Seydel PowerChromatics now Available!

Post by Brendan » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:29 am

Thanks David. Looking forward to trying PowerChromatic Seydel plates with your excellent new chromatic harmonica design:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNEJJAwBlNA&t=250s

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