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by IaNerd
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 3782

Re: Idea for slideless chromatic harp

Robert Temple:

I am intrigued by your thoughts--thank you. Alas, I lack the knowledge and experience needed to either agree or disagree that what you propose is mechanically viable. I hope that the real experts will weigh in on your ideas.
by IaNerd
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 3782

Idea for slideless chromatic harp

I’ve been pondering how to make a harp which is: 1. primarily Ionian (including all the naturals, and only the naturals, in the blow and draw layers), and 2. fully chromatic (just in case any accidentals are needed), and 3. slideless (to keep costs low and reliability high). So far, I think we’re de...
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Comparison of Kniri Knaus's "Bluesy tuning" with "Orchestra S" tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Comparison of Kniri Knaus's "Bluesy tuning" with "Orchestra S" tuning

Kniri Knaus asked me to prepare diagrams which compare his own Bluesy tuning with Seydel's Orchestra S tuning. https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=488 https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=489 https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/f...
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 40434

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Largely inspired by Seydel's Big Six harps, I have devised many tunings with that six-hole format in mind. Today I saw Kongsheng 's announcement of a new seven-hole model. That got me to wondering: What if Super-Circular were extended to seven holes? What new chords--and chord progressions--could re...
by IaNerd
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

I now see that the table of chord progressions in the post just above this one includes a number of redundancies. In this post I offer a much-improved table. Chord progressions which can be achieved with the tuning of Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:49 pm (above) and without any of the "slide-in layer" chords o...
by IaNerd
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

In the post of Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:08 pm (above), my goal was squeeze “a few more chords” out of the first six channels. And so I did, relying on intuition to help me make the changes shown in that post. But now I revisit that goal, this time with more nuance. Now I wish to derive from the first six ...
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

This is perhaps a better alternative than the one just above: i chord (Cmin) – NEW II chord (Dmaj) – NEW bIII chord (Ebmaj) – NEW iv chord (Fmin) – NEW bv˚chord (F#dim) – NEW v chord (Gmin) – NEW bVI chord (G#maj) – NEW https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=465
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

If the tuning above was part of a slide harp, and if the player needed a few more chords, then the six channels below might provide those needed chords on the low end of the slide-in layer. Note that this tuning requires altering eight reeds of a Solo-tuned harp. i chord (Cmin) - NEW II chord (Dmaj)...
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a slide or non-slide 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned harp

In my post of Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:59 am (above), we see how changing eight reeds of a 12- or 16-hole Solo-tuned slide or non-slide harp--initially in C tuning--can be converted to a chord-rich harp in the key of G. Using those exact same reed changes, we can start with a Solo-tuned harp in the key o...