IRISH HARMONICA LOCKDOWN DUET - Tijn Berends & Brendan Power

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IRISH HARMONICA LOCKDOWN DUET - Tijn Berends & Brendan Power

Post by triona » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:49 pm

I just discovered that Brendan did it too. :D

IRISH HARMONICA LOCKDOWN DUET - Tijn Berends & Brendan Power
Jig to Reel
Mist Covered Mountains
The Sligo Maid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdWGJf_rfE8

Very nice!

A technical question:
What kind of harmonica did Tijn use for the accompaniment of The Sligo Maid? And how is this "snaring" sound (3:00 - 3:20) produced? Filip Jers and Jouko Kyhälä play this sound also some times on their CD "New Scandinavian Harmonica, Vol 1".


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Cad é sin do'n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó


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Re: IRISH HARMONICA LOCKDOWN DUET - Tijn Berends & Brendan Power

Post by Brendan » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:18 am

Glad you like it Triona.

Tijn is using a standard G chromatic harmonica. It gives you draw Am and blow G chords, which are perfect for the reel.

I'm playing a G Slide-Diatonic in Paddy-Solo tuning. Solo tuned G scale starts on hole 5 (as with a normal chrom), but the lower octave needs only 3 holes instead of 4, using the Paddy scale: GA. BD. EF#.

Since the tonic G is moved up to hole 2, It allows me to get low extra range on the bottom hole. Slide-out tuning for holes 1-2 is: D³E³ G³A³

Those notes are in fifths, which is how I get the nice rich chugging sound on the low rhythm part.

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Re: IRISH HARMONICA LOCKDOWN DUET - Tijn Berends & Brendan Power

Post by triona » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:37 am

Thanx.
Aw, Thou beloved, do hearken to the Banshee's lonely croon!
sinn féin - ça ira !
Cad é sin do'n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó


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Re: IRISH HARMONICA LOCKDOWN DUET - Tijn Berends & Brendan Power

Post by EdvinW » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:07 pm

Nice video! It's inspiring to see people working around the limitations :)

Another technical question: What about the slide-in tuning for holes 1 and 2? If they're mainly used for chord playing, I would guess you do something like keeping 1 blow left unaffected by the slider, giving the slide-in tuning D³F#³ A³B³. Or is there something else going on?
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Re: IRISH HARMONICA LOCKDOWN DUET - Tijn Berends & Brendan Power

Post by Brendan » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:35 pm

Hi Edvin: close, but the slide in notes are actually: D³G³ A³B³. I found the doubled G was handier in practice.

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