“Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp

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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“Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp

Post by IaNerd » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:54 pm

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


BASIC CONCEPT:
This tuning is an extension of my earlier “Blues Mullet" tuning for 10-hole harp, which itself was a fusion of two of my earlier tunings. The first eight chambers are an extension of my "Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six. (See the Topic of that name.) The final four chambers are from my "Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren". (See the Topic of that name.)

This tuning features:

1. The I, IV, V and VII chords can each be played in four different ways:
1a. As a "skinny" dyad (e.g. C-E for Cmaj).
1b. As a full triad (e.g. C-E-G for Cmaj).
1c. As a "skinny" b7 chord (e.g. Bb-C-E for C7).
1d. As a full triad with b7 chord (e.g. Bb-C-E-G).
2. Every draw note has a simple semitone draw bend.
3. All three of the minor hexatonic blues scales of the I, IV and V chords are playable without overblows or difficult draw bends.


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


LAYOUT/DETAILS:

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

Post by IaNerd » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:25 pm

Just noticed: I meant C5/D5 for channel 4. Will fix it asap.

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