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by Gerhard62
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Balkan tunes and tuning
Replies: 30
Views: 2366

Re: Balkan tunes and tuning

EdvinW wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:00 pm
I had a go at making some Phrase Maps as well, and I think they turned out rather pretty :)
https://cloud.fripost.org/s/zdRxgtEPQ29GBMf
You did, what I want to do :shock:
Thanks a lot!!! :)
by Gerhard62
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Balkan tunes and tuning
Replies: 30
Views: 2366

Re: Balkan tunes and tuning

Gerhard, and anyone else interested: the Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning is now released: https://brendan-power.com/lucky13.php#lucky13Dim I was testing it out in Hijaz scale today. As with any other scale, there are only three patterns required to play Hijaz in all 12 keys! I'll lay them out here sh...
by Gerhard62
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Balkan tunes and tuning
Replies: 30
Views: 2366

Re: Balkan tunes and tuning

GERHARD: both of our tunings with the same pattern in the first 3 holes (CD - EbF# - GA) are fully chromatic with draw bends alone. YOURS (bends shown in lower case): C c# D -> Eb e f F# -> G g# A -> Bb b C -> (C) MINE (a# substitutes for lower case Bb (bb), which looks awkward!): C c# D -> Eb e f ...
by Gerhard62
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Balkan tunes and tuning
Replies: 30
Views: 2366

Re: Balkan tunes and tuning

Gerhard: Like Brendan says, your tuning is very similar to his, and it's hard to say one is objectively better than the other. It looks nice :) I've never seen it before, but it makes sense as a variation of another tuning which I talked about in another post , which I call PowerBender's Sharp Sist...
by Gerhard62
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Balkan tunes and tuning
Replies: 30
Views: 2366

Re: Balkan tunes and tuning

Sorry Gerhard! I assume this is a tuning that repeats every 5th hole (like Diminished-tuned, Solo, PowerChromatic etc)? That is indeed a nice tuning variation which I don't think we've seen before. Edvin has the sharpest eye for that kind of thing. It's the same as the one I used for Sweet Bulgarit...
by Gerhard62
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Balkan tunes and tuning
Replies: 30
Views: 2366

Re: Balkan tunes and tuning

How about a tuning like that: C Eb G Bb C Eb G Bb C Eb 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 D F# A C D F# A C D G Full chromatic only with draw bends and the scale without bends? Or use a G Harmonic Minor harmonica e.g. from Lee Oskar. There are the whole scale inside and it is much cheaper as a customized tuning....
by Gerhard62
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Balkan tunes and tuning
Replies: 30
Views: 2366

Re: Balkan tunes and tuning

For exactly your scale I would use a Powebender in G. I'm not necessarily saying second position Powerbender is ideal for playing Balkan music. It's just what I happen to use for this scale, and I've not given much thought to alternatives. What do you think about a Powerbender in F third position? ...
by Gerhard62
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Balkan tunes and tuning
Replies: 30
Views: 2366

Re: Balkan tunes and tuning

EdvinW wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:52 pm
I don't know anything about Balkan music, but I do use this scale frequently when playing around in Powerbender tuning. I'll try to make a recording tonight!
What key of the powerbender tuning do you use for exactly this scale?
by Gerhard62
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Balkan tunes and tuning
Replies: 30
Views: 2366

Re: Balkan tunes and tuning

I’m getting interested in Balkan tunes which use the “Hijaz” mode/scale in D: D Eb F# G A Bb C D. Its not quite a diminished scale. I could play this on chromatic but are there any other altered tunings of harmonicas that might make it possible on diatonic? Also, any recommend recordings of someone...