I / IV Melody Mix

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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I / IV Melody Mix

Post by IaNerd » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:19 pm

"I / IV Melody Mix" is a crude working title.

I'm trying to blend strong I and IV chords with an easy-playing and expressive (with draw-bends on every tonic, 3rd, 5th and 7th) major diatonic scale. It has some of elements of MelodyMaker and Will Wilde Tuning in there. A minimum of 11 holes are needed to complete the second octave, so this might be a good tuning for Seydel's 12-hole Solist Pro.

Note: Changing the 7 and 11 blows to G would complete the two Cmaj chords. The trade-off would be the loss of the draw-bends in the 7 and 11 draw tonics.

CORRECTION: This tuning also contains multiple iii chords.

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Re: I / IV Melody Mix

Post by IaNerd » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:10 pm

Truncated to just seven holes, this tuning would be lovely in a Kongsheng Baby Fat.

CORRECTION: This tuning also contains a iii chord.

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Re: I / IV Melody Mix

Post by IaNerd » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:05 pm

For the Kongsheng Baby Fat, I like this one even more.

Notice that after the first five notes it is essentially Circular/Spiral/Helical Tuning.

Also, from 1 draw to 6 blow this is equal to EDHarmonica (ie. Extended Paddy Richter).

CORRECTION: This tuning also contains a iii chord.

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Re: I / IV Melody Mix

Post by IaNerd » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:47 am

NOTICE: In all three diagrams above, the overblows were corrected on Sept. 4.
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Re: I / IV Melody Mix

Post by IaNerd » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:49 pm

Compare the tuning at the beginning of this Topic with this one:

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/vie ... 2619#p2619

Note that the only difference is in the blow note that shares a hole with the draw note tonic. One solution gives more scales, while the other gives more useful chords.

This calls to mind those recently developed magnet-based mechanisms for altering the pitch of specific reeds.

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