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by IaNerd
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Bend-less scale diagrams for Solo and PowerChromatic Lucky 13 in four modes and three keys
Replies: 0
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Bend-less scale diagrams for Solo and PowerChromatic Lucky 13 in four modes and three keys

Nothing new here. Just some bend-less scale diagrams for Solo and PowerChromatic Lucky 13 harps in the keys of C, D and G and for the ionian, dorian, aeolian and mixolydian modes. I invite suggestions as to how to make these diagrams better. Please PM me. https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download...
by IaNerd
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

The tuning just above can also play the E dorian scale with a "normal" breath pattern, i.e. with a blow tonic. That re-tuning would be particularly useful starting with a PowerChromatic in C and ending up with a C ionian harp with an "inverted" breath pattern and also D dorian with a "normal" breath...
by IaNerd
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

Roads that lead to Rome: ALL Tunings that lead to (or from) PowerChromatic : MANY After conceiving the re-tuning from Solo just above, I noticed that its first 13 notes were identical to PowerChromatic . So I had to wonder: "Why not just start out with PowerChromatic ? To wit: https://www.brendan-po...
by IaNerd
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

Same as the re-tuning just above, except now the V chord is a complete triad. I don't like how the first full octave starts with a blow tonic. I do like how the IV chord and V chord overlap -- perfect for chugging. Note: The first 13 notes (i.e. the first six holes plus the 5 draw) are identical to ...
by IaNerd
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning from Solo to either "normal" or "inverted" Natural Minor
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Re-tuning from Solo to either "normal" or "inverted" Natural Minor

It has occurred to me that the re-tuning two posts above could also be useful for G mixolydian play. In that case, there is a "normal" breath pattern, i.e. the tonic is in the blow layer.

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by IaNerd
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

In case you have a fever, and the only prescription is more IV chord ....

[Note the mis-labeling: This monstrosity is no longer Inverted Bebop.]

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by IaNerd
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

Now a version with one new IV chord at the low end ....

[Note: This is Inverted Bebop from the 1 draw onwards.]

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by IaNerd
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

First, the straightforward re-tuning, i.e. without added chords:

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by IaNerd
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: I / IV Melody Mix
Replies: 16
Views: 16593

Re: I / IV Melody Mix

Readers may wish to compare the Lucky 13 re-tunings above with those shown here:

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and here:

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