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by Brendan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:44 am
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

Good commentary Edvin, thanks! Yes, it's a good example of a tune modulating between three keys using easy draw bends as opposed to overblows etc. The keys are F Maj (A part), Gm (B part) and Bm (C part). I don't think it would be possible to play this tune convincingly with attractive feeling on a ...
by Brendan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September
Replies: 10
Views: 2383

Re: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September

Great you're coming to Harpmeet Triona, looking forward to seeing you there :-)
by Brendan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB

Here's an original tune recorded with LA musicians Ross Garren and John Schroeder, the Sheriffs of Schroedingham: THE BLACK NOTES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M92eXa5-s0M The melody is played on a Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning, key of G. Notes and TAB are available here: http://www.brendan-po...
by Brendan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:01 am
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?

Hi Edvin, retuning chromatics is not difficult or slow if you use the right tools. For upward retunes of a semitone or more I'd suggest a rubber buffing disc in a Dremel-type rotary tool. I use the Proxxon ones, #28 294: https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/tools-polishing-agents.php For detunes of a...
by Brendan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September
Replies: 10
Views: 2383

Re: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September

Thanks for posting Edvin. So you're fluent in Swedish Triona? Impressive :-)

Looking forward to the Festival. I was invited by my friend Joel Andersson, always good to catch up with him. Hope to see you both there:)
by Brendan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 21
Views: 6389

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?
by Brendan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 4105

Re: PowerChromatic realization

Reeds only fail as a result of bending if you bend past the note you're after and go very flat, to the floor of the bend. Doing that over and over can strain the reed to breaking point.

If you bend in tune, the reeds will last indefinitely, as others have stated.
by Brendan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: ABS weld solvent
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: ABS weld solvent

Triona has found it on that link. You can also use pure acetone.
by Brendan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 46
Views: 30944

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi friends!

I've just been reading through your life and harmonica stories on this thread. Thanks for taking the time to post them. What a rich and fascinating range of characters, interests and influences we have here! Nice to be in touch with you all :-)

Brendan
by Brendan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 4105

Re: PowerChromatic realization

David: yes, I was talking about a PowerChromatic in G, starting on A blow: AB. CD. EF#. GA. etc That's an interesting grading system Edvin. What are your criteria for 'good' and 'very good'? I'm assuming you mean something like 'ease of playing' or 'flow'. Here's a video of a PowerChromatic in G goi...