THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

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THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by Brendan » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:13 pm

Here is my version of Scott Joplin's classic 'The Entertainer', played on the new Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMsdcDdaTgI

If you want to learn to play it, check out this comprehensive Instructional Pack:
http://www.brendan-power.com/instruction.php#view4

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Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by CrawfordEs » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:38 pm

Nice!
Great playing.
Thanks
I like the idea of your instruction pack including jianpu notation. That makes it useful for transferring the lesson to any tuning or instrument. And jianpu is so logical it’s easier to learn than tab or standard notation.

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Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by Brendan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:04 am

I agree! I think harmonica players should adopt it as the preferred notation for our instrument, which comes in all 12 keys. Far more logical and easy to use than standard notes.

I wish I'd known about it a long time ago when I lived in London and was doing regular sessions. I made my own cod version, but Jianpu has it all nicely worked out. It has an interesting history:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbered_musical_notation

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Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by CrawfordEs » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:59 pm

If there is a way you can show the jianpu on the loopable midi files that would be something!
I’m tempted to purchase the lesson even though I don’t play PC.
Maybe I’ll make one.

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Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by Tyler » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:37 am

Brendan wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:04 am
I agree! I think harmonica players should adopt it as the preferred notation for our instrument, which comes in all 12 keys. Far more logical and easy to use than standard notes.

I wish I'd known about it a long time ago when I lived in London and was doing regular sessions. I made my own cod version, but Jianpu has it all nicely worked out. It has an interesting history:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbered_musical_notation
I have moved towards using scale note number instead of hole number when working with various tunings.

I'm going to look into this jianpu

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Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by Sachlaw » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:46 pm

Just after I tuned my G to C!
I just ordered another G to replace it, and I will be downloading the packet later to start working on the song. Looks like a great lesson.

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Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by heleneham5673 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:58 pm

Great playing !

I discovered the PowerChromatic, very interesting to be able to bend on a chromatic harmonica.
Modern harmonicas designed in USA : https://harmo.com
Diatonic Harmonicas for the blues, jazz, country and folk harmonica player.
Professional chromatic harmonica line: 12 and 16 hole chromatics.

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Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by Sachlaw » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:09 pm

This instructional video is a very good start for learning how to play it. I recommend it for anyone that is trying to learn this tuning. Since I have bought it, my weekends have been a bit hijacked, due to the new cycle, but I am turning back to it this weekend.

He breaks it down piece by piece in gross detail. I am looking forward to more lessons on the PC in the future.

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Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by Brendan » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:36 pm

Glad you're enjoying "The Entertainer" lesson Sachlaw, and thanks for the encouragement to do more PC lessons. Will do!

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Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Post by CrawfordEs » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:26 pm

More lessons in general would be great.
Maybe done in blocks?
Chinese music for the slide diatonic ?
Irish music for the slide diatonic ?
Both for the PC?
Or pull a few tunes from Unadorned with lessons....
Great stuff so far, keep it coming.

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