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by IaNerd
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: All 24 major and minor triad chords in 12-hole slide harp
Replies: 5
Views: 3637

Re: All 24 major and minor triad chords in 12-hole slide harp

Suzuki offers a 14-hole "chromatic" chord slide harmonica which has more chords than this (e.g. augmented chords). My approach to the tuning has some similarities and some distinct differences. I expect that users with access to both might disagree as to which one is easier or more intuitive to lear...
by IaNerd
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: All 24 major and minor triad chords in 12-hole slide harp
Replies: 5
Views: 3637

All 24 major and minor triad chords in 12-hole slide harp

NAME: Major/Minor Chord King. BASIC IDEA: Some folks want or need major and minor chords for harmonic play. In this 12-hole slide harmonica, ALL 12 major triads and ALL 12 minor triads are available in a pocket-sized instrument. HOW/WHEN: This is a natural extension of what I was posting to this for...
by IaNerd
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Re: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)

Addendum #1: There are multiple ways of eliminating two channels (e.g. channels 1 and 7, or channels 6 and 12) and still retain as many as 12 chords in a standard 10-hole harp model.
by IaNerd
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Sixteen-chord tuning for 12-hole harp (or pair of six-holers)

NAME: This is my earlier "Chord Buddy" idea all grown up, therefore: "Super Chord Buddy". BASIC CONCEPT: For harmony/backup play. WHEN/HOW: August of 2017. I have not yet had one of these made, but intend to do so soon. LAYOUT: This could be one 12-hole harp (e.g. Solist Pro), or it could be a serie...
by IaNerd
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 72078

Re: Power Chromatic

I see that Seydel's Configurator can specify PowerChromatics down to LB (B2, 123Hz). Would this tuning function well in that low register?
by IaNerd
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Diagrams of well-known tunings
Replies: 22
Views: 14208

Re: Diagrams of well-known tunings

If forum members have requests for diagrams of specific tunings, feel free to pm me.
by IaNerd
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Diagrams of well-known tunings
Replies: 22
Views: 14208

PowerDraw, by Brendan Power (in G)

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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G (one octave)


I Gmaj yes, x2, and 7th
ii Amin yes, x2
iii Bmin no
IV Cmaj yes, x4
V Dmaj no
vi Emin no
vii F#dim no
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Also: Dmin
by IaNerd
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic modded for more chords
Replies: 1
Views: 2468

PowerChromatic modded for more chords

NAME: (Don't know yet.) BASIC CONCEPT: PowerChromatic is a phenomenal achievement in terms of playing expressively in a variety of keys, including but not restricted to Gmaj, Dmaj, Bmin and G “blues.” As I study it, I can see that PowerChromatic’s chordal capabilities can be enhanced considerably by...
by IaNerd
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Got CNC? (for Big Six combs)
Replies: 0
Views: 2806

Got CNC? (for Big Six combs)

Some time ago I had an idea for a custom Big Six comb. I made a non-functional prototype #1 out of pine. I sent that to Andrew Zajac, who made a functional prototype #2 out of darkwood. I modified #2 myself, to make #3. I sent #3 to Tom Halchak, to see if he could duplicate it in aluminum or brass. ...
by IaNerd
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Diagrams of well-known tunings
Replies: 22
Views: 14208

Solo, a.k.a. Seydel Tonleiter

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Notes of the Blues Scale in G: G — A#/Bb — C — C#/Db — D — F — G
I Gmaj yes (8)
ii Amin yes (x2)
iii Bmin no
IV Cmaj no
V Dmaj no
vi Emin no
vii F#dim no
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Also: