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by EdvinW
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 325

Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

I've been using a rather different kind of tuning for chromatic harmonica for a few years now. For years I had been looking for a harmonica that lets me convincingly play minor Swedish folk tunes with diatonic ornamentations. After finding this tuning I haven't bought or built a slide-harp tuned any...
by EdvinW
Mon May 31, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: isomorphic harmonica?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: isomorphic harmonica?

Welcome to the forum! The kind of tuning like you propose, with four unique notes in each hole, completely regular patterns and four octaves in twelve holes is commonly known as Augmented tuning, or Augy for short. It is to some extent discussed in some threads here (you can find them with the searc...
by EdvinW
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TurboSlide (and SlipSlider?) dimi
Replies: 2
Views: 396

TurboSlide (and SlipSlider?) dimi

I watched the nice video in your thread about combining the TurboSlide and the SlipSlider, and rather than derailing that thread I make a new one here instead. (also, what follows is probably more "alternative" than "Brendan Power-related") I can't resist some additional wisealeckery: In the past yo...
by EdvinW
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The SlipSlider and TurboSlide Combined!
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: The SlipSlider and TurboSlide Combined!

That's a really cool hybrid! Great work! :D
by EdvinW
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach
Replies: 7
Views: 1980

Re: HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach

Thank you Brendan for the encouragement! It's on my to-do list! The thing is, my typing-related hand pain has been worse lately, and in the same time I am trying to finish my PhD thesis. (on the brighter side I'm looking into how fast a DM48 can be used for typing, so at least my first excuse might ...
by EdvinW
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tuning of harmonicaMD ?
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Re: Tuning of harmonicaMD ?

This is a tricky one... I don't think there's actually any minor chords there. I've gone through a bunch of videos without hearing any. To find the actual notes, I ran the following clip through my spectrum analyser (a.k.a. girlfriend with a really good ear): https://youtu.be/PrO_JqswsYI The C chord...
by EdvinW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

I've been playing with my Seydel All Minor, which has a magnet over the 2B reed as well. Without the magnets it's in standard tuning, in the key of A. No totally conclusive results so far. I've managed to bend the draw note down to one half step below 1D, which is the same distance Kan Osumi demonst...
by EdvinW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

The Turboslide magnets are adjustable and can be moved closer to or further from the reeds. Doing this increases or decreases the strength of the magnetic field, and thus increases the lowering effect. You can lower most notes at least a full step. This is also mentioned in the instructions for the ...
by EdvinW
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

Looking at this again: is this really different from the Antaki effect? It seems the magnet is positioned to affect the blow reed. I'd love to see what note he would get if he were to just blow normally. With a Turboslide, the blow reed is magnetically tuned down, so even though the draw bends get l...
by EdvinW
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

Thanks for the links! For blues and similar styles in second position, could this effect be especially useful on hole 5? The 6B tonic is normally a boring blow note, but this way it could be played as an overblow instead. I know this is to already possible on a well set up normal harp, but if the ma...