Slide for "tongue block" effect?

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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Slide for "tongue block" effect?

Post by IaNerd » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:06 pm

A less-than-half-baked idea:

Instead of a push-button slide mechanism shifting airflow to a different set of reed plates, could the slide instead duplicate particularly difficult tongue-blocks on an otherwise standard (i.e. non-double-reed) harmonica?

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Re: Slide for "tongue block" effect?

Post by karl.nilsson » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:21 pm

I don't quite get what you're after. Could you give one or more examples of what you would like to achieve?

I ask because I mostly play with tongue-blocking.

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Re: Slide for "tongue block" effect?

Post by Brendan » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:44 am

My new OctaHarp Selectable could be configured in a way to give desired extra notes that kick in with a slide push. It's intended for octave play but the rear harp could be a fifth below, for example.

Or you could go to a lot of trouble and tune the rear harp so it gave a variety of intervals depending on what hole you chose.

That's the only mechanical way I can think of doing it at present.

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