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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: 1337

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: 1337

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: 1337

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: 1337

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: 886

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: 718

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...
by triona
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 3672

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Indeed. That gives nourishment to my suspicion that it could have been a kind of premature April fool hoax. https://up.picr.de/35113231mf.png Or if not a joke, maybe it is an idea in progress, not yet marketable, and announced too early. We might wait what there will come. The Youtube video is still...
by triona
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 2750

Re: Idea for slideless chromatic harp

Btw: The pictured display with two different colours for blow and draw reeds is suitable for harmonicas which change air direction with every reed on each reedplate. For harmonicas with only blow or only draw reeds on each reedplate the simple classical layout tab is sufficient. Anyone can easily un...
by triona
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 2750

Re: Idea for slideless chromatic harp

The S-50's layout seems more intuitive to me. I think I will try one. I think so as well. It depicts the layout of the harmonica exactly like you see it when looking on the mouthpiece. Here you can see some more examples, if you like to adapt it as well: Suzuki Humming SU-21-H (Tremolo) https://up....
by triona
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Idea for slideless chromatic harp
Replies: 13
Views: 2750

Re: Idea for slideless chromatic harp

IaNerd wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:52 pm
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It's funny. The French does the display of the layout of harps with alternating aspiration pattern the same way like me. I've never seen anyone else do it like this before. :D

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dear greetings
triona