"Neck Rack" tuning for 13-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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"Neck Rack" tuning for 13-hole harp

Post by IaNerd » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:16 pm

NAME: "Neck Rack" tuning for 13-hole harp


BASIC CONCEPT:
This tuning is designed especially for folks who play harp in a neck rack. There are three FAT chordal zones, one each for the I, IV and V chords--and also their b7ths! As far as chord-chugging goes, this tuning should be very forgiving of imprecise playing technique. The red brackets show where one draw note of the minor hexatonic blues scale can be bent down to the next lower blues scale note.


WHEN/HOW: January of 2018. I have not yet had one made.


LAYOUT/DETAILS:

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Re: "Neck Rack" tuning for 13-hole harp

Post by IaNerd » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:53 pm


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Re: "Neck Rack" tuning for 13-hole harp

Post by IaNerd » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:46 pm

This tuning presents no potential tuning conflicts due to notes being shared between overlapping chords.

All of the root notes can be tuned to ET.

All of the major third notes call all be tuned to ET -14 cents.

All of the perfect fifth notes can be tuned to ET +2 cents.

All of the septimal minor seventh notes can be tuned to ET - 31 cents.

[I am not an expert tuner. Use these ideas at your own risk. If you are an expert, please feel free to comment.]

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