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by Brendan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New Tool and Method for Improving Harmonica Reed Response
Replies: 11
Views: 3498

Re: New Tool and Method for Improving Harmonica Reed Response

You can get these thin pieces of shim from the magnetic security tags used by shops to prevent theft. Open the plastic casing and you will find one inside.
by Brendan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic G Root
Replies: 2
Views: 6809

Re: Power Chromatic G Root

Thanks David, sounding good :-)
by Brendan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi Sounds from a Standard Harmonica
Replies: 1
Views: 1832

Re: Midi Sounds from a Standard Harmonica

Here's the follow-up video, about how to connect your harp mic or existing pedalboard to the iPad:

https://youtu.be/YKOmkzTwjAM
by Brendan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi Sounds from a Standard Harmonica
Replies: 1
Views: 1832

Midi Sounds from a Standard Harmonica

This is an interesting new area which can apply to any type of solo harmonica, chromatic or diatonic, in any tuning, so I think this is the more suitable board to discuss it. Over the past couple of months I've been spending a lot of time exploring various pitch-to-Midi solutions. This is basically ...
by Brendan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Status Update
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Status Update

Things are changing rapidly by the day here in the UK, as with everywhere in the world. All the China-based harps will continue to be posted out, but with the UK in lockdown from today, we're uncertain how this will affect posting the home-based products. For now things continue as they are, but if ...
by Brendan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Memorization
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Memorization

If you play sessions regularly you can retain many tunes in your memory but, as with anything else, if you play infrequently the number of tunes will be far less of course.

I'm glad you're enjoying the book :-)
by Brendan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: NEW - instructional videos for Play Irish Music on the Blues Harp
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: NEW - instructional videos for Play Irish Music on the Blues Harp

Hi Triona,

The videos are only for streaming on Vimeo, not download. Do you have a smartphone? That should play the Vimeo videos OK.
by Brendan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: NEW - instructional videos for Play Irish Music on the Blues Harp
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: NEW - instructional videos for Play Irish Music on the Blues Harp

Hi Triona,

Hopefully the Vimeo site is working for you now, but in the meantime you can also watch the trailer video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LViYOFDtfQ
by Brendan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Status Update
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Status Update

A great thing about going out biking on a regular basis is you get to see seasonal cycles as they happen. Now in the English spring, change is happening rapidly; in a week or two this bare woodland will be a riot of green, utterly transformed. 20 Out of 10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4qXk13QmWU...
by Brendan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Status Update
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Status Update

Hi Friends, Apologies for my forumic quiescence of late, but it reflects a bit of a change of focus this year. Instead of putting a lot of time and effort into creating niche-market harmonica stuff made in my home workshop (the 3d printed parts etc), I'm only going to release some selected designs t...