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by EdvinW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 11834

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t like the idea of the note shifting with every different key of harp. I feel like I’d have to make that mental adjutment everytime I switch harps and remember things such as where my root notes are in each key which feels which like it would be more of a mental ...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 11834

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

Hey Edvin, I think I understand your thoughts but not sure. Here are mine. I like to use the full harmonica from hole 1 - hole 10. A G-Key harp is the lowest I can go and still control the low end bends of the harmonica, and A-harp would be the highest I'd like to go without getting too screechy at...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 11834

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

Thank you Rishio for the well thought comparison! It has served as nice holiday reading and food for thought :) Getting by with few harmonicas is something I can relate to, though my approach is quite different. I generally carry two or three different tunings which I play in a handful of keys and m...
by EdvinW
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Easttop Melody Bass Harmonica - Layout Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1791

Re: Easttop Melody Bass Harmonica - Layout Question

This looks like a chromatic adaptation of a tuning fairly common in Asia. It sort of relates to the Richter tuning, but the relationship is not obvious if you have not seen it. Start with the following slight variation of the Richter tuning: (only 2 draw is altered) c e g c e g c e g c d a b d f a b...
by EdvinW
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Bluesy Tuning" Demo (Kniri Knaus)
Replies: 3
Views: 2014

Re: "Bluesy Tuning" Demo (Kniri Knaus)

I think the post is interesting, like most of your posts, but it is nearly impossible for me to read it. I copied your post below and edited it in three simple steps: 1. I marked the tuning, and while it was marked I clicked the button marked </>, above the text box. 2. After the notes containing on...
by EdvinW
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: merry holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Re: merry holidays

Merry Christmas!

May your holidays be nice and harmonic! (poor pun intended ;) )

Edit: It just occurred to me that for most people Christmas is not until tomorrow! Anyway, in Sweden the big day is today, so I'll keep the post.
And for all the swedes:
GOD JUL!
by EdvinW
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notation Software with Harmonica Plugins - Recommendations wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 7076

Re: Notation Software with Harmonica Plugins - Recommendations wanted

While we await a response from Brendan, one way of producing nice sheet music for harmonicas is by using the abc-format, see www.abcnotation.com . This is what I use. It is a system where you take normal text and translate it into sheet music. For example, I made the following earlier this year: X:1...
by EdvinW
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Will Wilde tuning out now
Replies: 4
Views: 3079

Re: Seydel Will Wilde tuning out now

I still like the PowerBender. Have been using it exclusively for almost 3 years now. I find the Will Wilde tuning a bit eccentric with the double blow E in holes 5 & 6 blow and don’t like the lack of a bendability in hole 5 draw. Powerbender is a nicer balance of simplicity and flexibility for a ge...
by EdvinW
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromatic tuning with irregular slide notes. Pros and cons?
Replies: 5
Views: 3134

Re: Chromatic tuning with irregular slide notes. Pros and cons?

The order is placed now! In the end I went with the following sort-of-slide-diatonic version: Blow: Slide in g# a d f g# a d f g# a d f Slide out g a c e g a c e g a c e 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Draw: Slide out a b d f a b d f a b d f Slide in bb c# e g bb c# e g bb c# e g Though I at first intend...
by EdvinW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica
Replies: 8
Views: 5183

Re: 221-Tuning for 10-hole harmonica

Some of the tunings posted here are difficult to read, but they could be improved easily. If you click the </> symbol above the box for entering text two brackets will appear. If you put the tuning between the two brackets, you have better control over what it will look like. Check how they will loo...