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by IaNerd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Diagrams of well-known tunings
Replies: 22
Views: 14190

"Canned Heat" tuning, cross harp key of G

‘On the Road Again’ was recorded by the American blues-rock group Canned Heat in 1967. The distinctive harmonica solo first played by Alan ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson utilizes a special tuning adjustment. Played on a harp in key A in cross/2nd position E, adjustments to draw reed 6 are made by raising the pi...
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Placement of "extra" notes?
Replies: 2
Views: 2818

Placement of "extra" notes?

If you had a non-Richter tuning that results in a whole number of octaves plus one or two extra notes, would you put the bonus notes on the low end or the high end? Why?
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: How would you tune this Starter or EasyPlay harp?
Replies: 1
Views: 2416

How would you tune this Starter or EasyPlay harp?

BASIC IDEA: THIS IS NOT A REAL THING! THIS IS NOT A REAL THING! THIS IS NOT A REAL THING! THIS IS NOT A REAL THING! It is a digital representation of a fantasy of a real thing! In my mind it would be full-length (i.e. same as a 10-holer). Anyway, how would you tune it for beginners, klutzes or very ...
by IaNerd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Comparison of three tunings in the context of playing blues
Replies: 0
Views: 2669

Comparison of three tunings in the context of playing blues

MAIN IDEA: To compare three tunings in the context of playing blues. DETAILS: This analysis comes with its own set of rules/constraints/assumptions/caveats. All analyses do. If a person wants to look at things in a different way, they certainly may do so and I for one would be happy to learn from an...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 20
Views: 15575

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

According to Posner and Strike’s research on the conditions necessary for conceptual change, there must be: (1) dissatisfaction with existing conceptions; (2) a new conception must be intelligible; (3) a new conception must appear initially plausible; and (4) a new conception should have the potenti...
by IaNerd
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: PowerChrom-Plus tuning
Replies: 6
Views: 4260

Re: PowerChrom-Plus tuning

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by IaNerd
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)
Replies: 2
Views: 2803

Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)

NAME: "Black badge tuning". (Can you see why?) BASIC CONCEPT: I think the title of this Topic says it all. DISCLAIMER/DISCLOSURE: I already used this octave in another topic called "Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play." Also, I am quite paran...
by IaNerd
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Comparison of four "slideless" tunings
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Re: Comparison of four "slideless" tunings

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by IaNerd
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Comparison of four "slideless" tunings
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Comparison of four "slideless" tunings

BASIC IDEA: To gather, compare and analyze four "slideless" tunings in terms of their diatonic, chromatic and chordal capabilities. I encourage forum members to share their thoughts on the relative merits of these AND related tunings. 2017-09-21 (7).png 2017-09-21 (2).png 2017-09-21 (3).png
by IaNerd
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with 3 PowerChrom octaves, 14 chords, and easy diatonic and octaves play
Replies: 1
Views: 2116

Twelve-hole slide harp with 3 PowerChrom octaves, 14 chords, and easy diatonic and octaves play

NAME: Not yet sure. Thinking about “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 3 with PowerChrom octaves” BASIC CONCEPT: In the original “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning, I distributed the twelve semitones of an octave among three banks/layers of reeds, and among four channels/holes of the harp. There were no missing sem...