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by EdvinW
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic tunings
Replies: 28
Views: 11530

Re: Pentatonic tunings

I have a friend who loves music from India and the Middle East, and he wanted a harmonica to play a favorite song which is in the E harmonic minor scale. I realized that we can design a tuning with just four holes per octave in which the blow and draw notes exactly form an E harmonic minor scale an...
by EdvinW
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromatic tuning with irregular slide notes. Pros and cons?
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Chromatic tuning with irregular slide notes. Pros and cons?

Does anyone have any experience with chromatics where the slide does not affect every note in the same way, i.e. raising/lowering one half step? I am aware of slide diatonics, but "going to the next note in the scale" seems to me like a fairly regular thing to do. I could imagine this would make it ...
by EdvinW
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 17
Views: 7755

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

The problem of chamber lengths has been brought up.

Couldn't this be handled by using long default chambers, and filling the back of them with some modular piece? Sort of like the Power Plugs?
by EdvinW
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 17
Views: 7755

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

A serious harp player who is not totally focused on a single genre should see the sense in owning at least one modular instrument. Just imagine going to a gig, knowing that in your bag sits precisely the harp that you need for every song! But you should be aware, that just this application usually ...
by EdvinW
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 17
Views: 7755

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

I would buy this in an instant, no matter the format, and I would happily pay good money for it too! I like to experiment with ideas for tunings, but due to the large effort of actually changing the pitch of a reed most of the time i spend is with pen and paper; only one idea in a hundred ever reach...
by EdvinW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 38033

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The Super-Circular/PowerChromatic look nice, how would a minor version look? One way would be to do something like the following: e g b d f a c d f a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 f a c e g# b d e g# b This is a harmonic A minor tuning that can play natural or melodic minor with draw bends. As for chords it ...
by EdvinW
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: EDharmonica, by Seydel
Replies: 8
Views: 3850

Re: EDharmonica, by Seydel

This is a nice tuning, but they make some rather odd selling points. The oddest, in my opinion, is that they claim chromatic playing is much easier, since you ONLY need to learn overblows and draw bends, and can skip blow bends and overdraws. I think overbends, in both directions, are much harder th...
by EdvinW
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Cleaning a TurboSlide harp?
Replies: 0
Views: 1854

Cleaning a TurboSlide harp?

I think the turboslide qualifies as an interesting alternative harmonica idea, but I have seen very little written about them save for the mere observation that they exist and Brendan's noting that they give deeper draw bends. I am awaiting a turboslide harmonica which should arrive any day now, but...
by EdvinW
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 41
Views: 27715

Re: Introduce yourself

I reread my introduction, and saw I put the digits of my birth year in the wrong order... I'm in my very late 20's, not my very early 20's :D

The rest of the post wouldn't make sense had I been born in '98...
by EdvinW
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 6981

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

So I finally tried the OB! I started off buying the MB Delux model instead of the Crossover model, I don't know how I could confuse them! I went on a trip before it arrived, so I didn't notice until weeks after when I got home. I then spent a week looking for a MB Delux, and finally found one in D. ...