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by IaNerd
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:59 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: 3242

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

This one takes the idea above one small step further. A total of eight reeds are retuned--by either one or two semitones each.

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow ... iew&id=461
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:21 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: 3242

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

Taking the top idea (two posts above this one) a little further ....

We can change a few more notes and recast the whole tuning into a G major context:

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow ... iew&id=460
by IaNerd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 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: 3242

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 seven reeds of a Solo-tuned harp. i chord (Cmin) - NEW II chord (Dmaj...
by IaNerd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:49 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: 3242

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

We can start with a slide or non-slide, 12- or 16-hole harp in Solo tuning , and by altering just five reeds, produce the following: I chord (Cmaj) ii chord (Dmin) iii chord (Emin) - NEW IV chord (Fmaj) - NEW V chord (Gmaj) - NEW vi chord (Amin) – NEW vii° chord (Bdim) ADDENDUM ON JANUARY 23: If the...
by IaNerd
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic

Taking the above idea a little further ....

We can change a few more notes and recast the whole tuning into a more blues-worthy G major context:

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow ... iew&id=446
by IaNerd
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic

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by IaNerd
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 Solo
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 Solo

Taking the above idea a little further ....

We can change every F to an F#. This puts the whole tuning into a G major context:

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow ... iew&id=444

https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow ... iew&id=477
by IaNerd
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 Solo
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 Solo

We can start with a Lucky 13 that is factory-tuned in Solo tuning , and by altering just five reeds, produce the following: I chord (Cmaj) ii chord (Dmin) iii chord (Emin) - NEW IV chord (Fmaj) - NEW V chord (Gmaj) - NEW vi chord (Amin) – NEW vii° chord (Bdim) https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/dow...
by IaNerd
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic

When Super-Circular is truncated as in the post above, the vi chord (shown as Amin in this example) loses its root note. We can regain a full triad of the vi chord if we now raise the 6 blow note by two semitones . This change is shown below. While we are at it, we might also choose to raise the 6 d...
by IaNerd
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic

In this post: http://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=212&start=50#p1633 , I introduced a new tuning which I have since dubbed “Super-Circular” because it is a variant of Circular/Spiral tuning. In that same post I began to explore the many chord progressions which could be played wit...