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by triona
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

Returning to the harmonica with the bells: I am not sure about whether Hohner did a small amount of replicas about 20 years ago. And indeed they did in 2006. http://www.sonor.com/fileadmin/hohner_group/hohner/09_documents/Newsletters/Easy_Reeding_Newsletter/EASY-REEDING-SUMMER_2013-web.pdf Look at p...
by triona
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier

I assume that Seydel could make a 10-hole 0-9 harp for me. If that is the case, I also assume I should lay the chart out as a 1-10 harp. I did not yet order one. But if you want to do so, you should chose the layout like this, using the Seydel confugurator step by step: https://up.picr.de/35322542x...
by triona
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier

0 - 9 = Lucky 10 8-)


dear greetings
triona
by triona
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

Thanks for the link. Its really great. :D And here is the link to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTo237WAb9Ia88QnClsFIg "New Scandinavian Harmonica" - including a march from the time of Gustav Wasa, 1496 - 1560. Not really new indeed. :lol: Anyway, harmonica was not yet that time. Th...
by triona
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

Thank you. I'm not previously familiar with the word 'darrton'. It's not the standard Swedish word for 'tremolo', which is called the same in Swedish, ... No wonder that I did not find it even in Norstedts Stora Ordboken. Therefore my question. ... that recording of Elvira Madigan, no. 26, somewhere...
by triona
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

Thanks for the information and perspective! Do you have any information about which tuning was typically used for the bells, if they where tuned at all? I don't know. (I never have played one. The only ones I had ever seen were in showcases in museum.) But I guess most probably they are not. But it...
by triona
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

If you - or anyone else - like to play harmonica with bells, here comes a little hint. I use these for additional percussion: https://up.picr.de/35272775hi.jpg https://up.picr.de/35272776rh.jpg These are finger cymbals like they are usually used by oriental dancers. The single bell with the pink rib...
by triona
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

Very nice! :D And an interesting information about a part of old Swedish folk music that has been nearly forgotten. I presume it must have been one of these harmonicas or a similar one. There had been some more. But these were the most popular ones: https://up.picr.de/35272366sp.jpg https://up.picr....
by triona
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lydian Tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Lydian Tuning

Here is the layout of my Seydel Sampler in the keys of D major and A mixolydian: https://up.picr.de/35270179sp.jpg The Seydel sampler is a double diatonic with slide, solo tuned on both of the reedplates. Its default tuning is D+A, switching from one to the other by the slide. By retuning the G#s of...
by triona
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Maximally re-tunable reed?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Maximally re-tunable reed?

Or it might initially be tuned at or near its theoretically lowest pitch, and have its re-tuning latitude extend upwards from there. I would recommend this. Because reduction of material at the fastened end of the reed reduces solidity and durability more than reduction at the free end. At the fast...