Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)

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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Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)

Post by IaNerd » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:34 pm

NAME: This is my earlier "Chord Buddy" idea all grown up, therefore: "Super Chord Buddy".

BASIC CONCEPT: For harmony/backup play.

WHEN/HOW: August of 2017. I have not yet had one of these made, but intend to do so soon.

LAYOUT: This could be one 12-hole harp (e.g. Solist Pro), or it could be a series of Big Sixes which can be paired end-to-end, or over-under, or even (if Brendan be willing) as a "Bix Sixes" version of Twin Diatonic.

Two pairs of six-channel blocks are shown below.

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Re: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)

Post by IaNerd » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:03 pm

Addendum #1: There are multiple ways of eliminating two channels (e.g. channels 1 and 7, or channels 6 and 12) and still retain as many as 12 chords in a standard 10-hole harp model.

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Re: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)

Post by IaNerd » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:28 pm

Addendum #2: I'm now thinking that the following sets of pairs of keys would be very efficient and versatile:

F/C, C/G, G/A, D/E

Pairing these pairs can make the I-IV-V-vi progressions of:

C-F-G-Am
G-C-D-Em

and the I-IV-V progressions of:

C-F-G
G-C-D
D-G-A
A-D-E

A more complete list of major key chord progressions involving the ii, iii and 7th chords is on the way.

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Re: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)

Post by troyfitzgerald » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:44 pm

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