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by EdvinW
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach

Thank you Brendan for the encouragement! It's on my to-do list! The thing is, my typing-related hand pain has been worse lately, and in the same time I am trying to finish my PhD thesis. (on the brighter side I'm looking into how fast a DM48 can be used for typing, so at least my first excuse might ...
by EdvinW
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tuning of harmonicaMD ?
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Tuning of harmonicaMD ?

This is a tricky one... I don't think there's actually any minor chords there. I've gone through a bunch of videos without hearing any. To find the actual notes, I ran the following clip through my spectrum analyser (a.k.a. girlfriend with a really good ear): https://youtu.be/PrO_JqswsYI The C chord...
by EdvinW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

I've been playing with my Seydel All Minor, which has a magnet over the 2B reed as well. Without the magnets it's in standard tuning, in the key of A. No totally conclusive results so far. I've managed to bend the draw note down to one half step below 1D, which is the same distance Kan Osumi demonst...
by EdvinW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

The Turboslide magnets are adjustable and can be moved closer to or further from the reeds. Doing this increases or decreases the strength of the magnetic field, and thus increases the lowering effect. You can lower most notes at least a full step. This is also mentioned in the instructions for the ...
by EdvinW
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

Looking at this again: is this really different from the Antaki effect? It seems the magnet is positioned to affect the blow reed. I'd love to see what note he would get if he were to just blow normally. With a Turboslide, the blow reed is magnetically tuned down, so even though the draw bends get l...
by EdvinW
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

Thanks for the links! For blues and similar styles in second position, could this effect be especially useful on hole 5? The 6B tonic is normally a boring blow note, but this way it could be played as an overblow instead. I know this is to already possible on a well set up normal harp, but if the ma...
by EdvinW
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Overblows on chroms?
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Overblows on chroms?

André: That's really cool, both the harmonica and the playing! Thanks for sharing! Does the slider raise every note 1 half step? Especially in the bottom octave there seems to be many interesting ways to tune the slide-in notes, depending on whether you prioritise more chords or more clean notes. Br...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning from Solo to "inverted" Dorian (with chords!)
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Re-tuning from Solo to "inverted" Dorian (with chords!)

Long time no see, nice to have you back! :) Your inverted Dorian (except for the chord-y bottom octave) seems to coincide with what is often called "Classical tuning" for chromatics. It does make more sense than Solo in many ways.. It's discussed in "a lot" (to be an alternate harmonica tuning..) of...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Overblows on chroms?
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Overblows on chroms?

I was taking a chromatic apart just now to check on a buzzing in-side valve; I must have damaged it somehow last time I opened it, and it wouldn't lie flat. I couldn't bend it back, and since it was a fairly high note, a hole 10 A, I thought to try and just remove it to see how it would play. Valves...
by EdvinW
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Help on altered 12 solo tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Help on altered 12 solo tuning

Welcome to the forum! I don't know if it's an established tuning, though I actually do have one harp tuned like that. I use it mainly for playing Am and Dm tunes. Though they are not the most common Irish keys they do show up now and then, and they are common in some other genera. I've not tried to ...