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by triona
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Nonslider
Replies: 33
Views: 5981

Re: Seydel Nonslider

More simple: Just change the two reed plates against each other. It changes blow-draw-direction as well. If you want to avoid this, choose 2 configurated reed plates where the keys are changed concerning the blow-draw-direction. Keep in mind, that the Sampler has both of the keys on 1 reed plate eac...
by triona
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Playing Rolls or Turns on Harmonica
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Playing Rolls or Turns on Harmonica

And I know one more (physically acoustic!) harmonica on which I can do it. :D And I use it widely. 8-) It is the Hohner Chordomonica II - a nearly forgotten ingenious invention of the well renowned harmonica virtuoso and temporally former chief manager of the Hohner company. It was once right off-th...
by triona
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)

And Brendan already has got the touch. :D While this would be a very expressive chromatic for many styles, I'm sceptical about its use in Celtic music. At the speed the tunes go, you need to have all the notes of the scale as in-built notes without a button push. Besides the already mentioned domina...
by triona
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)

You know the feeling: The band start playing an Irish reel in Ab or C#m, and you left that particular slide diatonic at home. This would require a double chromatic , unfortunately. A double diatonic wouldn't do. Brendan used to make them: https://brendan-power.com/discontinued-harps.php#double-chro...
by triona
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)

It's actually kind of neat, isn't it? :) Actually it seems like. Not that I have understood everything you told here thoroughly. But as a matter of fact - double diatonics are are a frequently used and beloved speciality of mine. :D But some questions: 1. "Brendan's Double Diatonic" ? Do you mean t...
by triona
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Nonslider
Replies: 33
Views: 5981

Re: Seydel Nonslider

My argument was if someone have one or two unused deluxe in their drawer because it did not meet the expectations as is, Propably this is a thing that nobody at Seydel's ever did expect nor can imagine. :D ... you can freely switch many parts between many of the other models because of same measure...
by triona
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Nonslider
Replies: 33
Views: 5981

Re: Seydel Nonslider

Well....i thought the decision not offer a mouthpiece as a spare was to odd, so i have talked to Seydel and they have now decided to offer it as a spare. :D That was a good idea. :idea: And I hope you did not mention my name as a reference. Did you talk to Bertram Becher? Or was it anyone else? Thi...
by triona
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Nonslider
Replies: 33
Views: 5981

Re: Seydel Nonslider

Good work Lizzy :D +1 People seem to be finding more possibilities with the Nonslider all the time, especially this guy: https://youtu.be/N2JfDBj6u3k In this particular video, he plays holes from the two rows simultaneously to significantly expand the set of chords in Solo tuning. I think it's cool...
by triona
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner PentaHarp (a 1990s alternate tuning)
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Hohner PentaHarp (a 1990s alternate tuning)

I changed the title of this discussion because, according to Andrew Zajac: In Pat Missin's Altered States list of altered tunings, this tuning is 11.15, "Blues Scale Tuning" which has been known since the 90s. And Hohner had a harmonica called "Penta" in about 1955. It was a harmonica with 10 notes...
by triona
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner PentaHarp (a 1990s alternate tuning)
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Hohner PentaHarp (a 1990s alternate tuning)

Hohner says that the 2, 5 and 8 draws can give "semitone" bends. Does this make sense? As far as I can understand, this can not really make any sense. (But my knowledge about these things is restricted.) As far as I can see, a draw bend between D and Eb (=D#) would be a quarter tone bend. This is s...