A parsimonious blues tuning for the Seydel Big Six

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
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A parsimonious blues tuning for the Seydel Big Six

Post by IaNerd » Sun Mar 27, 2022 11:29 pm

Chords:
1-6 blow: Cmaj (the IV chord)
1-2 draw: Bmin dyad (the iii dyad)
1-3 draw: Gmaj inverted (the I chord)
2-4 draw: Gmin inverted (the i chord)
3-4 blow: Emin dyad (the vi dyad)
3-5 draw: Gmin (the i chord)
3-6 draw: Gmin7 (the i7 chord)
4-6 draw: Bbmaj (the bIII chord)
5-6 draw: Dmin dyad (the v dyad)

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Re: A parsimonious blues tuning for the Seydel Big Six

Post by IaNerd » Fri Apr 01, 2022 3:08 am

I have ordered this through Seydel's Configurator. I will report back later.
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Re: A parsimonious blues tuning for the Seydel Big Six

Post by IaNerd » Fri Apr 01, 2022 9:19 pm

I should probably mention that this tuning was inspired by my own re-tuning of the Hohner PentaHarp. That re-tuning is shown here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=858#p3792 It is different only by the six blow note.

I should also note that the tuning shown above is in the lowest allowable key according to the Configurator's parameters for the Big Six.

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Re: A parsimonious blues tuning for the Seydel Big Six

Post by IaNerd » Sun May 22, 2022 3:44 pm

I will be in Memphis the first week of October, 2022. If anyone there would like to discuss or try out this tuning, PM me.

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