Inputting Harmonica Tunings

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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Brendan
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Inputting Harmonica Tunings

Post by Brendan » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:06 pm

The board Admin David Ireland has just shown me how to input harmonica tunings with clarity on this forum. It's really easy, even I can do it!

Since alt tunings will feature quite a bit here I'm sure, here's how it's done:

1. Select the </> symbol in the button above the text box.
2. The words (code)(/code) will come up, except the brackets will be square.
3. Hit the Enter key to go to the next line, and start inputting your tuning between the two sets of brackets.
4. Make sure to use the Tab key to separate the text/numbers (hit Tab to go to the next element).
5. Hit Enter to go to the next line, while staying within the square brackets.
6. When done, start typing outside the right-hand square bracket.

This sounds much more complicated than it is, but it took me a bit of trial and error to grasp so I'm trying to save you the trouble. Here is how PowerDraw tuning in C looks with this method:

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BLOW	C	E	G	C	E	G	A	C	E	A
HOLE	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10
DRAW	D	G	B	D	F	A	B	D	G	C
You can expand the number of lines for chromatics if you wish, or customise however suits.

OK, over to you - let's have your weird and wonderful alt harmonica tunings!

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Re: Inputting Harmonica Tunings

Post by Gnarly » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:13 pm

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Hole	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10
Blow	C#	E	G	B	D	F#	A	D	F#	A
Draw	D	F#	A	C#	E	G	B	C#	E	G
This is a tuning I came up with, Richter on top and circular on the bottom.
I call it New World since that's where I am from :lol:
Originally developed on a 365, it would fit nicely on a Lucky 13!

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Re: Inputting Harmonica Tunings

Post by Brendan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:32 pm

Looks nice, though I'm never keen on semitone intervals between blow and draw notes in tunings. Have you recorded anything with it Gary?

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Re: Inputting Harmonica Tunings

Post by NJG » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:09 pm

Hello everyone,
these are my two tunnigs one in a 12 hole diatonic, and other for cromatic harp.

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BLOW	B	C	E	G	B	C	E	G	B	C	E	G
HOLE	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12
DRAW	D	F#	A	C#	D	F#	A	C#	D	F#	A	B
Logical 12 draw must be C# but like I need B in a 12 hole harp (lucky13 solve the problem)

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BLOW SLIDE IN	E	G	B	D#	G#	C	E	G	B	D#	G#	D#
BLOW SLIDE OT	D#	G#	C	E	G	B	D#	G#	C	E	G	B	
HOLE		1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12
DRAW SLIDE OT	F	A#	D	F#	A	C#	F	A#	D	F#	A	C#
DRAW SLIDE IN	F#	A	C#	F	A#	D	F#	A	C#	F	A#	D
I know that these tunnigs are unusual.

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Re: Inputting Harmonica Tunings

Post by jazmaan » Wed May 10, 2017 5:18 am

Here's a chromatic version of "Spiral 5th" tuning suggested by "StreetLegal"

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C#	F	Ab	C	Eb	F	Ab	D	F	A	C	E	 --Slide in<
C	E	G	B	D	F#	A	C#	E	Ab	B	Eb	--BLOW
1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12
D	F	A	C	E	G	B	D	F#	A	C	E	--DRAW
Eb	F#	Bb	C#	F	Ab	C	Eb	G	Bb	C#	F	--Slide in
And here's my little experiment with it on the DM-48!

https://youtu.be/DseGTT-b8es

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Re: Inputting Harmonica Tunings

Post by Lizzy » Wed May 10, 2017 11:16 am

I play half-valved diatonic with powerbending tuning. Any suggestions how to transpose this to DM48?

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