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by EdvinW
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromaticising X-Reed Harmonicas
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Chromaticising X-Reed Harmonicas

By the way: Are there any drawbacks to setting the blow reeds to a non-zero gap?
by EdvinW
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromaticising X-Reed Harmonicas
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Chromaticising X-Reed Harmonicas

I tried an AsiaBend at HarpMeet and liked it, so I've been keeping an eye out to see when they'll be back in stock, so updates are nice:D
by EdvinW
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)

Nice to hear about your empirical results! A switch harp like the Irish Session are indeed already set up to try this. It would be nice to hear what other switch harp players think about this :) I know it's not easy to get the push just right, but I figured that's something one can learn. As you not...
by EdvinW
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Octatonic Tuning "1122" (Idea Kniri)
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Octatonic Tuning "1122" (Idea Kniri)

There are two hexatonic blues scales in there, Eb and A, which are played with the exact same pattern. That's nice. The fifths bend down one half step, so I could imagine this tuning being good for blues as long as you stay in the hexatonic blues scale! The tonic is a bent note in both scales, which...
by EdvinW
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)

Diminished! :o A diminished slide-harp will be chromatic for any slide interval that isn't already present as an interval between blow notes! (or draw notes) This seems a very interesting idea! For instance, with the major-third slide in my first post, you get the following. Blow: Slide in e g bb c#...
by EdvinW
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)

I don't recall reading about this anywhere When pressing the slider of a slide-endowed harp half way in, one can sound both reedplates. One use for this on a standard chrom could be to emulate blue notes, notes outside the standard chromatic scale. I know some people do this by rapidly shifting betw...
by EdvinW
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notes from the Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Notes from the Workshop

Nice to hear about the progress! This place HAS been a little quiet lately, and looking back i find I haven't posted in almost two months. Mostly this is due to my work, where it's becoming increasingly clear a PhD thesis doesn't write itself. (Who would have thought, huh?) I hope to get some more t...
by EdvinW
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 31
Views: 5658

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

After having been sold out, it seems to be back for sale again! :D

Edit: This must have been very temporarily... It's not there now. Or I was mistaken. I was told by Triona that it will likely be back in a few weeks though.
by EdvinW
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

@Crawford: Re. marketing, I think these things will only have niche appeal really. Not sure it would be worthwhile to sell them. At this stage it's just for fun :-) You're probably right... :/ But if these accordion blocks are available for sell, maybe enough people would be interested in buying ju...
by EdvinW
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

This week I'm getting back to messing with harmonicas made with accordion reeds. In the past I made a couple of test instruments, which showed the potential and allayed any concerns over steel reeds rusting. They don't, if you let the harp dry off after playing and it's kept in a dry environment. A...