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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: 122

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...
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Snake Solo. Countering the regular-breath hegemony!
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Snake Solo. Countering the regular-breath hegemony!

My favorite part is this Subject's title. You've got verve, Edvin!
by IaNerd
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: 91% of Irish music with 2 harps and only 1 breath pattern!
Replies: 3
Views: 122

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

This Topic's title is audacious indeed! Surely, there are provisos. Yes, of course there are. Let's get started ... I begin by drawing on the “nine is fine” principle of George Kelischek . https://www.susato.com/collections/nine-is-fine If you don’t already know about George, look him up. https://yo...
by IaNerd
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Keys of Irish songs
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Keys of Irish songs

In his act the very talented Michael Davis would explain,
A comic says funny things,
but a comedian says things funny,
which makes me ...
a juggler.
;)
by IaNerd
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Keys of Irish songs
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Keys of Irish songs

My background is science. With humor and with the utmost respect for everyone who helps make music happen, I offer this:
https://youtu.be/IET9VX_Ufrc
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Keys of Irish songs
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Keys of Irish songs

And now a breakdown by scales: D Major 202 E Dorian 62 A Mixolydian 22 B Minor 8 total = 294 -------- -------- G Major 190 A Dorian 69 D Mixolydian 61 E Minor 13 total = 333 -------- -------- A Major 23 B Dorian 3 F# Minor 2 total = 28 -------- -------- F Major 4 G Dorian 3 D Minor 1 D Aeolian 1 tot...
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Keys of Irish songs
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Keys of Irish songs

DISCLAIMER: Most users of this forum know waaaay more about Irish music than I do. So I am not claiming any expertise here. That being said, many times on this forum I read that a particular tuning is well-suited for Irish music. I would expect that a principle concern here would be the tuning's co...
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)
Replies: 13
Views: 6070

Re: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)

As I reconsider the "compromised" tuning shown three posts above I now see that it would be fine for mixolydian play (as asserted earlier) but would not be so suitable for dorian. The blow-draw pattern in holes 7 and 8 disrupts that octave's spiral pattern. If mixolydian and dorian play are the goal...
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Nonslider
Replies: 36
Views: 6250

Re: Seydel Nonslider

I see it now in "Diverse Spare Parts" for "Chromatic" at 69.95 USD "without VAT". I don't know if this means that VAT is yet to be added, or it might mean that no VAT will be added.

I am very happy to see this product. As soon as the NonSlider appears in the Configurator, I will jump in.
by IaNerd
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Nonslider
Replies: 36
Views: 6250

Re: Seydel Nonslider

I'm going to propose a NonSlider idea to this group. I would like your feedback on it before I (might) propose it to Seydel. I'm finding this idea difficult to explain with just words, so please bear with me. Let's start with the idea of the NonSlider as a form of Sampler -- for example, C in the up...