Pentatonic 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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Re: Pentatonic tunings

Post by IaNerd » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:04 pm

I show detailed diagrams of Pentabender, FourKey and many other tunings here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=91#p560

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Re: Pentatonic tunings

Post by IaNerd » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:22 pm

Fun stuff:

A Seydel Big Six in Pentabender will give you one complete chromatic octave plus the next two semitones.

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Re: Pentatonic tunings

Post by oldstudent » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:33 am

Brendan wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:18 am
Out of interest: If you want all chromatic notes without bends, why not play a chromatic harmonica?
The motivation for pentatonic tunings was to be able to play all chromatic notes with bends, but without overblowing.
And the point of the discussion above is that we can have this in a little harmonica without a button.

Big chromatic harmonicas with buttons are nice too.

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Re: Pentatonic tunings

Post by triona » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:05 pm

oldstudent wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:33 am
Brendan wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:18 am
Out of interest: If you want all chromatic notes without bends, why not play a chromatic harmonica?
The motivation for pentatonic tunings was to be able to play all chromatic notes with bends, but without overblowing.
And the point of the discussion above is that we can have this in a little harmonica without a button.

Big chromatic harmonicas with buttons are nice too.

Exactly!
I like to play both as well.
Each one for its specific intended purpose and sound.


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