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by IaNerd
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps

Putting a 7-note scale into a blow/draw harmonica can result in alternating/inverted breath patterns. PowerChromatic (as one example) fixes this problem by repeating the D note (assuming a Cmaj harp). This allows for expressive draw-bending of the E note (the major 3rd) and the G note (the 5th), as ...
by IaNerd
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 17
Views: 10290

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

Brendan-- Are you still pursuing the modular relates?
by IaNerd
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 10005

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

I wish to thank and congratulate the OP and all the contributors to this fascinating thread. I feel that it demonstrates the highest levels of intelligent and classy discourse on alternate tunings.

And Brendan, you made it possible. :D
by IaNerd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Combination tremolo/octave tuning?
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Combination tremolo/octave tuning?

I love those graphs! Thank you!

I hope to hear sometime these iterations through a tone generator and also, of course, in real harps.
by IaNerd
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Combination tremolo/octave tuning?
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Combination tremolo/octave tuning?

Is there any such thing in production?
by IaNerd
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 7593

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

https://www.turboharp.com/tunemaster

Note the extensive FAQ section near the bottom of that page.
by IaNerd
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 7593

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

I have asked Dr. Antaki about the tunable range of the low vs. middle vs. high reeds. I will report back here.
by IaNerd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "MAGIC HARPS" Specific Layouts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: "MAGIC HARPS" Specific Layouts?

I have not played any of Magic's tunings.

If you examine how I diagram tunings, and then apply some method like that to Magic's tunings, it may help you to see some of the underlying logic. All you need is graph paper and some colored pencils.

Have fun.
by IaNerd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "MAGIC HARPS" Specific Layouts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: "MAGIC HARPS" Specific Layouts?

Pat Missin has made it his personal mission (no pun intended) to develop and maintain a catalog of known harmonica tunings. You can download these as a compressed folder of documents here: http://www.patmissin.com/as23.zip The tunings of Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz appear in text documents #8 and ...