“Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six

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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“Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six

Post by IaNerd » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:09 pm

NAME: “Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six


BASIC CONCEPT:
My "Buddy" tunings for Seydel's excellent little Big Six are becoming a series!

This tuning features:

1. A partial or "skinny" I chord (actually a dyad) in the 1-2 draw.
2. A partial or "skinny" VII chord (actually a dyad) in the 1-2 blow.
3. IV and V chords that can each be played in four different ways:
3a. As a "skinny" dyad (e.g. C-E for Cmaj).
3b. As a full triad (e.g. C-E-G for Cmaj).
3c. As a "skinny" b7 chord (e.g. Bb-C-E for C7).
3d. As a full triad with b7 chord (e.g. Bb-C-E-G).
4. Every draw note has a semitone draw bend.
5. The minor hexatonic blues scale (i.e. G--Bb--C--C#--D--F--G) is playable using draw bends for the C# and the F.

One cool way to play this tuning would be like this:

>> Chug-chug-chug between I and VII dyads, with occasional bends of those first two channels.
>> When the jam moves to the IV chord, play around with the Cmaj dyad, triad, and b7th chords with and without the fifth.
>> When the jam moves to the V chord, play around with the Dmaj dyad, triad, and b7th chords with and without the fifth.
>> When the jam resolves to the I chord, go back to the first two channels.
>> The G blues scale permits additional variety--or even a solo!


WHEN/HOW: November of 2017. I have not yet had one made.


LAYOUT/DETAILS:

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