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by IaNerd
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Happy to share formatted MS Word docs
Replies: 0
Views: 2635

Happy to share formatted MS Word docs

A forum member pm'ed and asked if I would share with them the original "spreadsheet" for a tuning that I diagrammed. That way they could fiddle with it and explore their own tunings. I'm delighted to do this for any forum member, but understand that I use MS Word, not a ss. Just pm me the name of a ...
by IaNerd
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 12-hole harp
Replies: 3
Views: 2494

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 12-hole harp

I encourage you to look at the tuning above.

Then, to borrow from Rod Serling: "Submitted for your approval ....""

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by IaNerd
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 12-hole harp
Replies: 3
Views: 2494

Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 12-hole harp

NAME: Not yet sure. Maybe "7th Heaven Blue Dozen"? BASIC CONCEPT: For blues in G, it sure would be nice to have the full I, IV and V chords, as well as their dom7 variants, as well as at least one full and proper G minor hexatonic "blues" scale. The "standard" Richter diatonic harp lacks many of the...
by IaNerd
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 10
Views: 7136

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp

I think I got this working now. I'm not entirely happy with the right half of the harp, because it does not have any tasty draw bends. What makes this harp cool though is that there is a 7th for each of the I, IV and V chords.

Newer, better diagram below:

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by IaNerd
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play
Replies: 2
Views: 2989

Twelve-hole slide harp with 2.3 chromatic octaves, 14 different chords and easy diatonic play

NAME: Not yet sure. Thinking about “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 2 tuning” 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 semitones and no re...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Re: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords

Just now I replaced the original diagram with a corrected diagram. I updated and corrected some small things in the body of the original post.

I have not yet made a careful tally of the types of chords.
by IaNerd
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Re: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords

So sorry. Just noticed that I omitted F# three times. I'll try to fix it all tomorrow. I am certain that the the error is not catastrophic to the model.
by IaNerd
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Twelve-hole slide harp with three chromatic octaves and 18 different chords

NAME: Not yet sure. Thinking about “Goldschmidt/Sowards Tuning”. BASIC CONCEPT: We often hear something like this: “Slide/chromatic harps are for melodies, and diatonic harps are for melodies and/or chordal harmony”. Of course there are wide exceptions, such as the Suzuki SSCH-56 Chord 56 model. But...
by IaNerd
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 10
Views: 7136

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp

Four posts above this one, I said that I would fix the blow/draw/bend relationship of channel 8. In doing so, I inadvertently wrecked the associated chord in the blow layer. I intend to fix the situation as soon as I can. I am also open to suggestions.
by IaNerd
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning for 12-hole "diatonic" harp
Replies: 2
Views: 2793

Re: Blues tuning for 12-hole "diatonic" harp

Addendum #1: This entire tuning could be bumped up by one octave. The result would be a left half which for many people would be easier to bend, but possibly a right half that is harder to bend. As a compromise, a tuning like this could be reentrant, as follows. Raise channels 1-6 by one octave. Cha...