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by EdvinW
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

I just noticed on the Seydel page that the Symphony 48 has joined the ranks of configurable harmonicas, and so seems to have become the fanciest configurable chromatic so far: https://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel1847.sf/sece8867dde66/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Seydel/Products/55480%28sp%29 Further, it al...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

The CIRCULAR TUNING FOR THE 6-NOTES CELTIC MINOR SCALE We may also notice that the 6-notes scales are favored for a harmonica, as the periodicity in the circular tuning is per octave and not per 2 octaves as in 7-notes scales. A good example is the Celtic minor 6-notes scale ( in semitones 2-2-3-2-2...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning

This is a nice idea :) I've been thinking along similar lines: If you have complete I, IV and V chords in every octave you have all diatonic notes, so why not make a 3-periodic tuning where one combination direction of breath + slide position contains only notes from one chord? This still leaves the...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Question about Easy 3rd / Do it!
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Question about Easy 3rd / Do it!

A "Regular Easy 3rd" repeating every 3 holes is an interesting idea! I haven't tried it, but it inspires some thoughts: Compared to other tunings, it seems to emphasise overblows rather than bending! Let's assume a C harp: C E G C E G C E G C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 D F A D F A D F A D A major drawback...
by EdvinW
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Regular Scottish Tuning
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: Regular Scottish Tuning

I think it differs on holes two and three. In a way you're right, the tables for the two tunings are not the same, but one can be obtained by shifting. If you remove the bottom two holes of one of the tunings you get the other, and in that way they are related in the same way as Solo tuning and Orc...
by EdvinW
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Tremolo octave range in single reed harmonica?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Tremolo octave range in single reed harmonica?

From what you describe, if you want one of Brendan's tunings with no missing notes in the low octave, it sounds like you're after a Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic tuning: https://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.php#lucky13SoloPC The PowerChromatic tuning has all the notes in the key you choose without ben...
by EdvinW
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Regular Scottish Tuning
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: Regular Scottish Tuning

The Regular Scottish tuning is the same as Inverted Bebop , which I presented here: https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=612#p2619 I checked with Brendan about this and he agrees. I just wrote a post saying precisely this, that we've seen this before, but you got there before me ...
by EdvinW
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: How would YOU re-tune the Easttop EDharmonica?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: How would YOU re-tune the Easttop EDHarmonica?

I don't have any harps in Extended Paddy, and I haven't thought much about them for a long time. Your post made me think though, and it made me want to take up your challenge :) One thing I hadn't considered before was the possibilities for minor play in 3rd position, Dm on a C harp. One nice proper...
by EdvinW
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tuning for Double Chromatic: Fully chromatic slide diatonic spiral with all the chords!
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Tuning for Double Chromatic: Fully chromatic slide diatonic spiral with all the chords!

@Bendan: Well, for tunings with lots of chords the spiral is hard to avoid :) @IaNerd: It's not so much additive as selective. Pressing just Slider 'a' raises half the notes, pressing also Slider 'b' raises the other half, except for the B. A person accustomed to a slider that raises every note half...
by EdvinW
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor

Another option would be to replace the high B with a Bb: C Eb G C Eb G Bb D G B D F Ab C This forces you to bend the C to get the B so it might not work for all kinds of playing. There are some advantages thugh: 1. You can use the scale for natural minor as well, making the instrument more versatile...