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by IaNerd
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 22
Views: 2901

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

On the tuning posted July 20 (above), I'm now rethinking the 5 draw. Since a dominant 7th chord typically resolves to the the I chord , it doesn't seem so important to have a dom7 variant of the I chord. If that 5 draw is raised one semitone, then the V chord gets extended leftward by one more hole....
by IaNerd
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spreadsheet for calculating chord frequencies *REVISED*
Replies: 16
Views: 2533

Re: Spreadsheet for calculating chord frequencies *REVISED*

UPDATE: In addition to harmonica, this spreadsheet has also been useful in the tuning of certain guitars. A friend of mine is a life-long musician and music educator. We used this spreadsheet to re-tune three instruments: (1) his 6-string lap slide guitar (from standard ET C6 to 4:5:6:7 ratios), an...
by IaNerd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 22
Views: 2901

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

In the March 5 post (above) I pointed out how a Country-tuned Seydel Big Six is a potent little chugger (with I--IV--V chords) and a capable melodic/solo instrument in 2nd position. Now imagine (because such is not yet available) an Overblow Booster on this harp. Note the welcome addition of two Eb ...
by IaNerd
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 22
Views: 2901

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The tunings posted on March 28 (above) and July 20 (above) are very similar. Here are two important differences: (1) The July 20 tuning is (theoretically) compatible with the "blow-row-only" model of Brendan's Overblower Booster--the one he designed for "regular-breath" tunings such as PowerDraw and...
by IaNerd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 22
Views: 2901

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

See that tuning, posted March 28, above? Intrigued by Brendan's new Overblow Booster technology, I asked him if that tuning could work with a specially-prepared Booster. He said that it probably could, but then there would be an additional charge for developing a special product. He further suggeste...
by IaNerd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects

Brendan: Thanks for the reply. In your post, you addressed "normal bends" only. That's fine, because I failed to specify that I meant "bends" in the broad sense, i.e. including overbends. As a school teacher I would routinely ask students to rephrase concepts in their own words, as a check for under...
by IaNerd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects

Brendan-- Congrats on the OB Booster! I have a set of questions. They all start with: "What are the implications (if any) for bending when ..." A. ... the blow reed is four semitones higher than that channel's draw reed? B. ... the blow reed is three semitones higher than that channel's draw reed? C...
by IaNerd
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 22
Views: 2901

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

EdvinW: That is a clever and intriguing idea. I like how, in your modification, it is still possible to in-out chug the I and IV chords on the 2-3-4 channels. However, I tend to think of the vi as having a high voicing, relative to the other chords. So what would you think of lowering the 4 blow, ra...
by IaNerd
Fri May 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic harmonica
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Pentatonic harmonica

Brendan shared some related thoughts here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=135&p=739&hilit=pentatonic#p739