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by EdvinW
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 10
Views: 20131

Re: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

I got my Symphony 48 in the mail last week, and I really like it! I've been travelling most of the time since, so a more thorough review will have to wait a bit, but some things I can say right away. The slider is super smooth with very little friction. The delight of the novelty might make me biase...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 18798

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

... this tuning seems almost ideal for Eurovision :D ... If not most of the contestants would prefer electronical sound generation (?) :? dear greetings triona Ideal for playing their songs, not necessarily ideal for the contenders ;) Am I the only one who think using the harmonica to play tunes fr...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: QUESTION: Is diatonic solo tuned harmonica with recessed reedplates and 12 holes produced?
Replies: 9
Views: 10665

Re: QUESTION: Is diatonic solo tuned harmonica with recessed reedplates and 12 holes produced?

By the way, I "get" the desire for a lipped comb, a.k.a. recessed reed plate I second that! I have a few "sandwich style" harps, but I much prefer the recessed ones. (Hmm... Does this have anything to do with me being a pucker player? Does pucker/tounge blocking agree differently with the two main ...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 18798

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

In your illustration of an Dm over Em harp, you have highlighted the Em blues scale. It might be worth noting that there is also a Bm blues scale, and if you overblow hole 3 there is even an Am blues scale. From your previous posts I think I've gathered that blues player like to play the same things...
by EdvinW
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: QUESTION: How to use Inverted Bebop in a double-diatonic system?
Replies: 2
Views: 8860

Re: QUESTION: How to use Inverted Bebop in a double-diatonic system?

I'm sure there are several useful ways to use Inverted Bebop in a double diatonic. One possibility would be to simply use a whole-note slide, i.e. combining IB's in G and A: Slide in G B D F# G B D F# G B D F# Blow Slide out F A C E F A C E F A C E Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Draw Slide out G B ...
by EdvinW
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 10
Views: 20131

Re: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

triona wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:50 am
I think you will not know this until you have tried it by yourself.
If you can wait until end of September...
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You are certainly right. I ordered one today, so hopefully I'll know more in a few weeks! :)
by EdvinW
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 18798

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

Hmm. Not sure either.

It looks a bit like a power chromatic, three out of four holes are the same, but that might not be what you mean.
by EdvinW
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 10
Views: 20131

Re: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

Thank you Lizzy! It seems they do not offer polished steel reeds for the custom tunings, neither for the Symphony nor the Lightning. Maybe this will come later. I'm about to invest in a nicer harp and currently sway between the Saxony and the Symphony, but two questions make me hesitate: 1. With the...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Baby Fat chugger
Replies: 3
Views: 7780

Re: Baby Fat chugger

Interesting. It looks a bit like one of those tunings where people try to go chromatic on a diatonic with bends only, but with many retained chords, and you scrap the Eb which is one of the least useful notes anyway :) What do you think is a good way of naming tunings like these, which are sort of c...
by EdvinW
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 100
Views: 95834

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

I always check this thread when it's updated, but unfortunately I'm often in a hurry. This time I wasn't, and so, fortunately, I took a look a few posts back :) Two things sparked my interest: Firstly, in your latest tuning, the two F notes in hole 7 look a bit odd. I understand why you put them the...