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by Brendan
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 338

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

"The proof of the pudding is in the eating". That old saying is particularly apt here, because it's all about what happens in the mouth! Theory is one thing, and practice another. I can certainly see the advantages of your new approach Edvin, logically speaking and from your impressively modulating ...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 338

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

Edvin: what you say about Facebook resonates with me. I was very reluctant to sign up myself, and still feel conflicted about the platform in general. However, I was persuaded by a friend who is a guitar maker. He said it was very effective as a free promotional tool for his guitars, and urged me to...
by Brendan
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 338

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

The only issue I intuit with the Wedin Chromatic is that one of the main things you consider a strength, could in practice be tricky to play. I'm referring to the fact that there are lots of same-breath moves in the scales. Theoretically this is good: it gives a smoother transition between notes tha...
by Brendan
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 338

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

Thanks for the Phrase Maps Edvin - they are really helpful.

I suggest you should post your new info and diagrams to chromatic harmonica forums like Slidemeister and the various ones on Facebook. It will expose the Wedin Chromatic news to a wider range of people interested in this stuff :-)
by Brendan
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 338

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

Thanks Edvin! Your Wedin Chromatic is a really well thought-through tuning: based on logic, backed up by playing experience, and illustrated with good demo clips. I also like the fact it's truly original, not just an alteration of an existing scale (as most are). That's because it's using a differen...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 338

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

Your musical examples are very persuasive, Edvin!

Looking forward to your later post on the technicalities :-)
by Brendan
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: isomorphic harmonica?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: isomorphic harmonica?

I was trying to visualise the phrase maps for major scales from your diagram, Triona... OBSERVATIONS 1. All four positions have two slide pushes, but this can often be reduced to one if you use draw bend-enharmonics. 2. The major third is always on the same breath and slide position the tonic - that...
by Brendan
Mon May 31, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: isomorphic harmonica?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: isomorphic harmonica?

Yes, the lower one is the Augmented/Wholetone Tuning that skeldon is asking about. Gary Lehmann did an amusing video on it several years ago: https://youtu.be/t9Y682iZQ_E Although Augmented/Wholetone is theoretically an excellent tuning in terms of pure logic, in practical playing terms it's a bit c...
by Brendan
Mon May 31, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: isomorphic harmonica?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: isomorphic harmonica?

It's also known as Wholetone Tuning, because each hole with slide out starts a whole tone above the previous one. Yes, lots of good points, notably: 1. Only four blow-draw patterns to play in all 12 keys 2. The scale is compressed, so you get more range for a given number of holes However it's more ...
by Brendan
Thu May 20, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider Demystified
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: The SlipSlider Demystified

Yes, several plans are in place! They include designs in the works for a couple of new models where the outward form stays the same, and all the sliding happens inside the harp. They will be the Mk3 and Mk4 SlipSliders; quite a bit more tricky to make, and are some way down the road. But more immedi...