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by IaNerd
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Suggested re-tuning for the Hohner PentaHarp
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Suggested re-tuning for the Hohner PentaHarp

I just noticed that my re-tuning (above) has a proper Gmin7 chord from draw 3 to 6, and then that same chord is implied (sans root) thereafter. Sweet!
by IaNerd
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Suggested re-tuning for the Hohner PentaHarp
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Suggested re-tuning for the Hohner PentaHarp

I ordered four Hohner PentaHarp s and have given them a short trial. One quick niggle: Penta Harp is a misnomer. This tuning is a repeating minor hexa tonic blues scale. Obviously I was not invited to the focus group. Another niggle: Hohner claims that every draw note is bendable. Well, sort of. The...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms

I appreciate those encouraging words. As for: The main disadvantage is that you would need to own a huge number of harmonicas to cover all models in all keys to use your system for traditional analogue harps! That might be true for a stage or recording artist like you -- but I can count my lifetime ...
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms

It's a fair and good question. Ever since I introduced Inverted Bebop https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=612&hilit=Inverted+bebop#p2619 over two years ago I have been fascinated by keeping the tonic, third and fifth in the draw layer. I understand that having a note-bending joys...
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms

You might like to do that with your many scale ideas also, rather than pay for analogue harps to be made.
Absolutely! I'm nearly ready to pull that trigger.

Q: For an alt tuning nerd like me, would I be better off with the DM48 or the HM12?
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms

I studied the database of over 25,000 songs at https://www.hooktheory.com/cheat-sheet/key-popularity and found this: By diatonic modes: Ionian 50.4% Aeolian 39.5% Dorian 3.8% Mixolydian 3.7% Phrygian 1.1% Lydian 1.1% Locrian 0.3% By parent major scale (includes all relative modes of each parent majo...
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Sets of modal tunings, especially for digital/midi chroms

This discussion will be an extension of this: https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=829#p3642 and this: https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=845#p3752 Here I propose a set of tunings (two sets, actually) which are designed for digital/midi chromatic harmonicas (o...
by IaNerd
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)
Replies: 15
Views: 6438

Re: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)

Figures 5 and 6 in the posts above (Dorian and Mixolydian, respectively) place the a tonic at the 4 draw . The tuning in Figure 7a (below) also does this but for the Aeolian mode. Figure 7b (also below) shows how these three tunings can be reconsidered by instead placing their respective tonics at t...
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)
Replies: 15
Views: 6438

Re: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)

The tuning in Figure 5 (several posts above) was optimised for Dorian play. This one (Figure 6, below) is optimized for Mixolydian play.

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by IaNerd
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: 91% of Irish music with 2 harps and only 1 breath pattern!
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: 91% of Irish music with 2 harps and only 1 breath pattern!

Regarding the excellent questions and comments of Brendan and Edvin (above) .... No doubt that holes 8-10 look funny. As I said in the original post, "In all likelihood I will tinker with it a bit – especially in the top five holes". It's a bit of a stopgap; however, there is a method to the madness...