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by IaNerd
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 56
Views: 7710

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Here I will revisit the tuning that I posted on Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 am . The tuning that I show here is the same as before, but diagrammed much more thoroughly. I also include a table listing chord progressions that can be played with this kind of Seydel Big Six . The chordal capacity of this lit...
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 56
Views: 7710

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The tuning shown in the post above was built from the ground up to: (1) have team of highly useful chords; and (2) be able to play the minor hexatonic blues scale with expressive bends. However, some other useful scales are present. 1. From 1 blow (D3) to 5 blow (E4) is a Dorian mode scale in D , pl...
by IaNerd
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 56
Views: 7710

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

A guitarist friend has pointed out that this tuning also contains no fewer than five "sixth chords" . These are chords with a Root, a Third, a Fifth and also Major Sixth note. The sixth chords of this tuning are: G6 , F6 , C6 and D6 , plus the partial chord of Gm6 , which lacks the Fifth. http://www...
by IaNerd
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 56
Views: 7710

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Here is a more correct and more complete version of the table shown two posts above this one.

download/file.php?mode=view&id=380
by IaNerd
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 56
Views: 7710

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

In "standard" Richter diatonic tuning, many of the "chords" are composed of not three notes (a Root, a Third, and a Fifth) but only two . As such, they are termed "dyads" as opposed to "triads". Playing these dyads has become a key part of that tuning's bluesy style. I have been reexamining my tunin...
by IaNerd
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Alan: On this forum I have posted quite a few tunings which could be a good match for your hardware. I invite you to look into those.
by IaNerd
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 56
Views: 7710

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

As promised in the post above, I will now present an INITIAL list of playable chord progressions .... Please note: 1. This list is for what could be played with this tuning , and in this particular key (the diagram above is of a harp built around the key of of G major). Harps with this basic tuning ...
by IaNerd
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 56
Views: 7710

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

This tuning differs from the one just above it by raising the 1 blow by two semitones. This narrows the Fmaj chord slightly but does not interfere with its blow/draw "chugging" alignment with the I chord in the draw layer. This change also creates (in this example’s key) a D minor chord. Doing so ma...
by IaNerd
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 56
Views: 7710

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

In the 10-hole tuning just above, the 1 draw could be raised by one semitone. This change would forfeit the vi chord, but it would provide the I chord with a septimal minor 7th note.