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by EdvinW
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 13
Views: 2102

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

And it seems to actually cover all the 20 reeds, both blow and draw! To me that makes a world of difference. I need to consider this for my next harp, since custom Seydel harps seldom seem to be that well tuned.
by EdvinW
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier

No worries! (0)1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Richter: c e g c e g c e g c d g b d f a b d f a 0-9: g c e g c e g c e g b d g b d f a b d f Lucky 13: c e g c e g c e g c e g c d g b d g b d f a b d f a With standard numbering of the holes, the 0-9 would look like this: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0-9: g c e g c e g ...
by EdvinW
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier

The picture shows a standard Richter tuning and compares it to the Zero-to-nine tuning. The only difference seems to be that you remove hole 10 and add an extra "hole 0" at the bottom: Richter: c e g c e g c e g c d g b d f a b d f a 0-9: g c e g c e g c e g b d g b d f a b d f The main advantage se...
by EdvinW
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

I don't know. (I never have played one. The only ones I had ever seen were in showcases in museum.) But I guess most probably they are not. But it is not difficult to tune them. Just take a file for higher pitch, solder (or wax, resin ...) for lower pitch, or anything alike. Same procedure as on ha...
by EdvinW
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Bending very far, and quarter notes
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Bending very far, and quarter notes

Some musical traditions use quarter notes that fall between the steps of the western chromatic scale. One way to handle this would be to use something like Brendan's QuarterTone, but a more accessible way is to simply use bends. On most of my harmonicas most of the holes with a half step between blo...
by EdvinW
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

Very nice! :D And an interesting information about a part of old Swedish folk music that has been nearly forgotten. I presume it must have been one of these harmonicas or a similar one. There had been some more. But these were the most popular ones: https://up.picr.de/35272366sp.jpg https://up.picr...
by EdvinW
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

I found an album with traditional Swedish tunes for harmonica and accordion on Deezer today, called "Munspel & Handklaver" (or Harmonica & Accordion where it's available with English cover) It might be available on Spotify as well, and it seems the individual tracks can be found on Youtube. The labe...
by EdvinW
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lydian Tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Lydian Tuning

Hey, thanks! I will soon share some data about Phrygian, Mixolydian and Dorian tuning. I skipped Locrian. As for the Dorian tuning: Would this be a harp laid out as a Richter, but with a Dorian scale in first position? This is what is normally referred to when people speak of "natural minor" tuning...
by EdvinW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lydian Tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Lydian Tuning

Great experiment! Thanks for sharing!

Lydian scales aren't that common... I suppose this really IS the Alternative harmonica forum with capital A :D
by EdvinW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 6709

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

I'm sure there's a lot of you guys in this thread play harmonica and have significant experience with it. I've tried it once and liked it SO much, now I consider buying one for myself. I've seen some beginners options and have learnt some basics from these articles: https://wisepick.org/best-harmon...