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by EdvinW
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Slide diatonic+tremolo (or octave). Has it been done?
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Slide diatonic+tremolo (or octave). Has it been done?

Brendan had something like this a few years ago, it might have been called OctaHarp Selectable (?) or something similar. (edit: Yep! Found it: https://www.brendan-power.com/harmonicas-twin-diatonic.php ) It consisted of two combs arranged "in series", one behind the other, in such a way that the cha...
by EdvinW
Fri May 20, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider MK3 is Released
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: The SlipSlider MK3 is Released

Nice! The videos really show the advantages of this approach. The new design does seem more ergonomic, and I suppose it's a bit less intimidating to people who are a bit more on the – shall we say – traditional side. I've been using my (Paddy) slip sliders quite a bit lately, and they're really grow...
by EdvinW
Mon May 16, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?

Not a comment directly on any of the tunings mentioned in this thread. Rather, a comment on the way of diagramming them, which makes no logical sense. Why diagram the high notes *below* the low notes, and why put the second bank of *even higher* notes below that? This stupid way of representing not...
by EdvinW
Wed May 11, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?

IaNerd wrote:
Wed May 11, 2022 11:55 am
Strictly Alternating Church-modes = SAtChMo? ;)
I know! :D It's a wonder such a simple and appealing name hasn't caught on already :lol:
by EdvinW
Tue May 10, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?

Thanks for the read, Patrick! One nice thing you didn't note about your sharp slide version is that the nice chords for playing minor tunes. You are right that spiral tuning is great for playing in different modes, but a great drawback is that it only works for those modes that can be played on whit...
by EdvinW
Mon May 02, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?

Regarding novelty, at least the concept of of only raising the slide-in notes in certain places, in order to change the key, is something I've written about here: https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=646&p=2829#p2829 I used different keys than C/C# though. In the linked post I des...
by EdvinW
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: JOKER "superchromatic"
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: JOKER "superchromatic"

Phillipe: Excuse us if we get a little too carried away, it happens. Your harmonica, as it is, clearly does what you want it to do, and you should use whatever design you think works best for you. Even for your current design though, overblows might still be something to consider. Each overblow woul...
by EdvinW
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: JOKER "superchromatic"
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: JOKER "superchromatic"

Some nice things about your version Edvin especially the bends and bend enharmonics. In part of the scale it also reduces jumps. However, they are bigger in other part. Considering the C scale, look at the big gap between the G and the next C above: 5 holes If you play the G as a bend down from a d...
by EdvinW
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: JOKER "superchromatic"
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: JOKER "superchromatic"

The following is, just like Brendan's post, strictly personal opinions. I've not spent months getting practical experience with this sort of tuning, so you could well say it's to some degree conjecture on my part :) First of all, I'd like to reiterate my point from above that the fact that you can l...
by EdvinW
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Wide v-Chord" re-tuning of Richter
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: "Wide v-Chord" re-tuning of Richter

Interesting! Another advantage for second position is that you get the minor third as a hole 7 blow bend. This note is otherwise normally played with 6 overblow, a hard note to play and impossible if you play half valved! I've used the same effect before with the SlipSlider, by moving the bottom pla...