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by EdvinW
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?

Thanks for the advice! In the end I ordered a custom Seydel de Lux after all. Realizing that a D chromatic is actually rather shrill, and that I would rather had started with a low D, there were not so many options. There are a few low C chromatics on the market, but having to raise so many notes by...
by EdvinW
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB

Nice! In addition to being a cool tune in itself, it highlights the chromatic qualities of the Power Chromatic tuning: One couldn't really do this on a Richter tuned instrument! (except possibly with really solid overblowing skills..) Could this by any chance have anything to do with the name of the...
by EdvinW
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?

I've been experimenting with some new tunings on my DM48 lately, and I think it's time to try my ideas in a real harmonica. One of the main advantages of a real, reed-equipped instrument is that it allows for bends, and I would thus prefer a model suitable for half valving. I'm thinking about retuni...
by EdvinW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September

Hi Edvin, har jag föståttdet riktigt, att ticketen koster SEK 1.300 och inkluderer tillgången till workshoperna och konserter? Kanske du kan svara så snabbt som möjligt, för jag är på en resa och har ingen tillgrepp till internäten altid. Tack så mycket häsningar triona The 1300 SEK ticket includes...
by EdvinW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September

Since we are a few Swedes here I thought I'd share the program for this year's Harp Meet where Brendan is scheduled to lead in total three two hour workshops: http://harpmeet.se/evenemang/harpmeet-2019.html Joel Andersson and Filip Jers also figure in the program. Previous years the event have been ...
by EdvinW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Left hand harmonicas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2620

Re: Left hand harmonicas?

I just realised we might be making this more complicated than it needs to be. We use the terms 'right handed' and 'left handed' to refer to people with different dominant hands, but when applied to instruments and other tools the terms usually refer to the hand that the instrument is intended to be ...
by EdvinW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Left hand harmonicas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2620

Re: Left hand harmonicas?

I do believe the hand you choose to hold the harmonica makes a difference. I do not believe some ways are wrong and others are right. 1. Concerning the holding of a harmonica and cupping, hand wahwah and similar hand technics it is fully irrelevant, if one is using the right hand or left hand, respe...
by EdvinW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Modal mixture slide harp (edit: now with demo video)
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: Modal mixture slide harp

This is an interesting idea. I've thought about a similar mode changing slide myself, but not in the context of modal Richter tunings: https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=275#p1707 In the language of your post, instead of switching between major and minor in the same key the firs...
by EdvinW
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 21
Views: 6393

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

Good news bad news on the Gasket-Valves, it seems! Glad you like yours Edvin, but sorry to hear you're having issues Lizzy. What do you mean by the valves sounding? I'm overall happy with my purchase, and I hope to buy more after some more experimenting with how to best make use of them and how to ...
by EdvinW
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 21
Views: 6393

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

I received my gasket valves earlier this week, but late nights at work, moving in a new room mate and travelling have kept me from trying them until just now. My first reaction after putting them in was WOW! Such volume! I suppose this is what an airtight harp feels like! The valved bends work reall...