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by IaNerd
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Nonslider
Replies: 33
Views: 5981

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...
by IaNerd
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)
Replies: 12
Views: 5837

Re: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)

Thanks, Edvin!

Therefore the tuning in Figure 5 should not be called Spiral-D(oubled) L(eading) T(one). It should instead be called Spiral-Classical.
by IaNerd
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)
Replies: 12
Views: 5837

Re: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)

The tuning in Figure 5 (in the post above) could be had via Seydel's Configurator. A more economical -- though comprised -- approach would be to re-tune any standard Richter harp in the manner shown below. Re-tuning a Paddy Richter harp would be even easier, as the 3 blow would already be okay. I sa...
by IaNerd
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)
Replies: 12
Views: 5837

Re: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)

In the first post of this discussion I said that the tuning shown in Figure 3 (above) was intended as "primarily an aeolian/ionian instrument." I later noticed that it also worked nicely in the lydian mode. In Figure 5 (below) I offer a tuning which is complementary to that of Figure 3 . This new tu...
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)
Replies: 12
Views: 5837

Re: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)

I just noticed that assigning 1 draw as the tonic gives a continuously spiral-tuned lydian octave. "Isn't [that] lovely?" ;)
by IaNerd
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Country tuning: pros/cons for I - IV - V blues?
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Country tuning: pros/cons for I - IV - V blues?

What are the pros and cons of using Country tuning for I - IV - V blues?
by IaNerd
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:02 pm
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?
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by IaNerd
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:57 pm
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.
by IaNerd
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner PentaHarp (a 1990s alternate tuning)
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Hohner PentaHarp (a 1990s alternate tuning)

To get those lovely I and IV chords back:

3 blow +2; 1 draw +1; 2 draw +1; 3 draw +2

For i and iv chords:

3 blow +1; 2 draw +1; 3 draw +2