Placement of "extra" notes?

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
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IaNerd
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Placement of "extra" notes?

Post by IaNerd » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:55 pm

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?

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Re: Placement of "extra" notes?

Post by Tyler » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:12 pm

Low end. I prefer the lower notes, generally. Tongue block opportunities, better cords. And depending on breath pattern.

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Re: Placement of "extra" notes?

Post by triona » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:07 am

Me too. And I even prefer low and extra low tunings.

Some others do as well. I have even a Chordomonika II (the one with the 2 slides), made on the base of a Hohner 270. The maker did cut off two notes on each reedplate (i.e. 4 notes in all) of the original setting on the top and added two on the low end.


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