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by EdvinW
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)
Replies: 13
Views: 5891

Re: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)

This tuning would definitely benefit from being extended to the right in a 12- or 13- or 16-hole harp . https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=816 Holes 4-10 follow what chromatic players sometimes call Classical tuning, so there should be longer chroms tuned like this. ...
by EdvinW
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)

While this would be a very expressive chromatic for many styles, I'm sceptical about its use in Celtic music. At the speed the tunes go, you need to have all the notes of the scale as in-built notes without a button push. You are right of course. I view the ornamentation properties of the tuning I ...
by EdvinW
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Playing Rolls or Turns on Harmonica
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Playing Rolls or Turns on Harmonica

I think I can play something like rolls with my Wedin chromatics. The best recording I have I think is the following: https://cloud.fripost.org/s/ZL7rC7FLp8sYKje Is this the kind of ornament you mean? The tune is rather slow, but the ornaments are at ok speed I think. I'll try to record something qu...
by EdvinW
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)

This would require a double chromatic, unfortunately. A double diatonic wouldn't do. Brendan used to make them: https://brendan-power.com/discontinued-harps.php#double-chrom Such a harmonica has two buttons: one that alternates between two chromatics, and one that work like a normal button for both ...
by EdvinW
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)
Replies: 7
Views: 74

The All-Trills All-Bends Dimi (aka Edvin's newest curiosity tuning)

You know the feeling: The band start playing an Irish reel in Ab or C#m, and you left that particular slide diatonic at home. What if there was some way you could play all the diatonic ornaments in any key, with a simple push of a button! The waiting is over! At least if you have a spare of Brendan'...
by EdvinW
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Nonslider
Replies: 36
Views: 6047

Re: Seydel Nonslider

Good work Lizzy :D

People seem to be finding more possibilities with the Nonslider all the time, especially this guy: https://youtu.be/N2JfDBj6u3k

In this particular video, he plays holes from the two rows simultaneously to significantly expand the set of chords in Solo tuning. I think it's cool!
by EdvinW
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner PentaHarp (a 1990s alternate tuning)
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Hohner PentaHarp (a new alternate tuning)

Thanks for the alert! I think the tuning makes sense! It's actually a bit similar to stuff I've been playing myself lately, though this is more beginner friendly. Note that, though the layout on the page is labelled as A, other keys look nice as well. The Cm penta, for instance, is all draws and ful...
by EdvinW
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Request help with terminology
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Request help with terminology

How about saying the top four holes of Richter are blow-high , while the first six are draw-high ? Otherwise, you could consider the breathing pattern of the first six holes regular , while the top four are flipped . How about that? Inversion is already used, not only for Brendan's Inverted Solo, bu...
by EdvinW
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Diatonic tunings inspired by the Wedin Chromatic
Replies: 8
Views: 8349

Re: Diatonic tunings inspired by the Wedin Chromatic

About the formatting: I use spaces as separators. Single-letter notes are followed by two spaces while sharps and flats are followed by a single space. Because the code tags make all characters, including spaces, have the same width this results in straight lines. In your phone app, spaces most like...
by EdvinW
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Diatonic tunings inspired by the Wedin Chromatic
Replies: 8
Views: 8349

Re: Diatonic tunings inspired by the Wedin Chromatic

Thank you Brendan for your feedback! I really appreciate it :) It IS a rather different way of playing, but I don't remember it taking THAT long to adjust when I started a few years ago. Maybe it did and I've just suppressed the traumatic experience :D While my "basic" chromatic tuning can be played...