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Note that the only difference is in the blow note that shares a hole with the draw note tonic. One solution gives more scales, while the other gives more useful chords.
This calls to mind those recently developed magnet-based mechanisms for altering the pitch of specific reeds.
CORRECTION: This tuning also has multiple ii chords.
ADDENDUM: I now see that, with the slide in, it is possible to additionally have V and vi chords in the lowest octave.
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Here is a different approach to getting a IV chord at the front of Inverted Bebop tuning in an economical way. The advantage here is that all the major diatonic octaves share an identical breath pattern; there are no special cases. A peculiarity of this tuning, though, is that the first three chambers have an inverted breath pattern, which makes simple draw bends in those chambers impossible.
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This tuning would be good for 7-hole, 12-hole, 13-hole, 14-hole and 16-hole harps. Not so good for 6-hole and 10-hole harps.
Note that the first three chambers contain I and IV chords--just where one would be accustomed to having them in standard Richter tuning. They are however inversions of those otherwise familiar chords.
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SLIDE OUT CD EF# GA BC# CD EF# GA BC# CD EF# GA BC# HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 SLIDE IN C#D# FG G#A# CD C#D# FG G#A# CD C#D# FG G#A# C D
Here's the video test:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZvbT6 ... f00d6ptXvV
This is the re-tuning scheme that Brendan used just above. The slide-in layer contains the same notes but one semitone higher.
In a 12-hole slide chromatic Solo harp, a total of 18 (out of 48) reeds must be re-tuned.
If one started with a Bb major Solo harp, the result would be the popular and versatile C major key.
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ADDENDUM, Jan. 13, 2020: Please note that, by using the slider, a complete Ionian scale can be played from 1 blow to 3 draw. Also note that, in the slide-in layer, the first three holes are equal to Paddy, a.k.a. EDharmonica. This means that, in this layer, draw bends can be employed to play a complete C major scale or the beginnings of D dorian, E phrygian, F lydian, G mixolydian, G major, or A minor scales. The first five notes of the slide-in layer could be switched with the first five notes of the slide-out layer with no serious consequences.