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by UdovisDevoh
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double harmonic custom tuning.
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

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: 19
Views: 4550

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: 46
Views: 29371

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: 19
Views: 4550

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: 19
Views: 4550

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: 2078

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: 2078

Re: Double harmonic custom tuning.

Yes, exactly 5 draw reeds. I might post a video showing what that kind of tuning can do.
by UdovisDevoh
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double harmonic custom tuning.
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Double harmonic custom tuning.

I recently retuned a Richter major harmonica to double harmonic scale. With that kind of tuning, I get a very exotic middle eastern sound somehow similar to Lee Oskar Minor Harmonic, but with more bright major-ish chords. With that kind of tuning, I can easily play Misirlou (theme from Pulp Fiction,...
by UdovisDevoh
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.
Replies: 19
Views: 4550

Re: First position natural minor custom tuning.

Lee Oskar labelling can be confusing. If the label says Em naturrl minor, this indeed means Dm Dorian in first position. As for the first harmonica, either you or the vendor must have made some mistake Ok, if what you say is correct, I suppose I was missnaming the scales myself, but my understandin...
by UdovisDevoh
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: First position aeolian natural minor custom tuning.
Replies: 19
Views: 4550

Re: First position natural minor custom tuning.

I use that custom harp mostly for Irish folk, Canadian folk, American folk, rock and pop, but it is suitable for many other songs with more minor than major chords. It is a very intuitive way of playing minor songs since it is played exactly like a Richter major harmonica, but with minor at the exac...