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by UdovisDevoh
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lydian Tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Lydian Tuning

Nice layout Trinoa. I would like to get a chromatic harmonica with some custom tuning some day.

EdwinW:
For Dorian tuning, I used a natural minor Lee Oskar and I lowered the pitch of the 2nd draw (-2 semitones).
Here's what it can do:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i6Iu_xqscg
by UdovisDevoh
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lydian Tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Lydian Tuning

Hey, thanks! I will soon share some data about Phrygian, Mixolydian and Dorian tuning. I skipped Locrian.
by UdovisDevoh
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lydian Tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Lydian Tuning

Hi, In my quest for modal harmonica tuning, I recently retuned a harp for lydian mode. It's quite similar to Melody Maker, but without the "paddy richter transformation" on blow 3. Instead, I lower draw 2 to -1 semitone. To sum things up: My tuning is double country tuning with draw 2 -1 semitone. (...
by UdovisDevoh
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double harmonic custom tuning.
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Double harmonic custom tuning.

I just added a video in my original post.
by UdovisDevoh
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.
Replies: 9
Views: 2188

Re: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.

Here's a video of me playing a canadian folk song with that custom tuned harmonica. You can see than I can easily play minor on the highest octave as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVlaR_mwCPc
by UdovisDevoh
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 33
Views: 23625

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi everyone, I'm a novice harmonica player. I started playing seriously only two months ago and I fell in love with this instrument (I used to play as a kid with a toy harmonica but I guess that doesn't count). I have great interest for exotic harmonica tuning. I am a software developper and I have ...
by UdovisDevoh
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.
Replies: 9
Views: 2188

Re: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.

Yes, several custom tunings can be created by combining the blow plate of a custom tuning and the draw plate of another one. Before tuning my harps, I tried to find one but I only found matches for the blow plate. I found no lee oskar draw plate that fits my custom tuning. For creating an Straight H...
by UdovisDevoh
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.
Replies: 9
Views: 2188

Re: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.

I retunined a major diatonic richter to Paddy Richter (it was harder for me to raise the pitch than lowering the pitch). I tried it and played with it. It is very similar to Melody Maker. Melody Maker seems to be a Lydian and Dorian Paddy Richter while Paddy richter is basically a Ionian and Aeolian...
by UdovisDevoh
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double harmonic custom tuning.
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Double harmonic custom tuning.

Thank you for your feedback! Yes, that would make sense. It would be something similar to the transformation applied to convert to paddy richter, but on 2 draw instead of 3 blow.
by UdovisDevoh
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double harmonic custom tuning.
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Double harmonic custom tuning.

Yes, exactly 5 draw reeds. I might post a video showing what that kind of tuning can do.