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by EdvinW
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Snake Solo. Countering the regular-breath hegemony!
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Snake Solo. Countering the regular-breath hegemony!

My favorite part is this Subject's title. You've got verve, Edvin! :D When you say 'jawflick + button', what do you mean exactly - jawflick first? I was thinking more 'button + jawflick': button first, then lower jawflick. In that pattern I only see two, on the F# and C# draw notes. I mean that the...
by EdvinW
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Snake Solo. Countering the regular-breath hegemony!
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Snake Solo. Countering the regular-breath hegemony!

I had another episode of the what-if's, and thought I'd share it here in case it would tickle someone's imagination. Somewhere in the recent talk about ornamentations, Brendan pointed out something many harmonica players know: the 6 and 7 draw notes on a (Paddy) Richter are one step apart, and this ...
by EdvinW
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: 91% of Irish music with 2 harps and only 1 breath pattern!
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: 91% of Irish music with 2 harps and only 1 breath pattern!

It's a really nice observation that the old problem of different octaves can be solved by making it a slide diatonic! Could you try again to explain what's going on at hole 8 though? I don't quite understand that either. Is it to make the slide-out pattern the same in both octaves? In that case peop...
by EdvinW
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spiral-DLT tuning (a working title)
Replies: 14
Views: 6099

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: 118

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: 102

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: 118

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: 118

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: 6266

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: 181

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...