Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:59 am
I thought of the mixolydian scale as well! It will be nice to be able to play those mixy tunes with all the chords and feeling of first positiontriona wrote: ↑Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:28 pmSeems to be plenty of possibilities to experiment with.
The mixolydian scale in first position is only one, but a very interesting variation.
If top and bottom coverplates are interchangeable is a thing that is to try and to prove. But maybe it will not work, depending on the direction of the slides' movement, and on the maximal and minimal distance each slide is able to move, and on the exact position of each slide in relation to the respective reeds which they should affect.
I also realised I was wrong above, see my edit. I've been thinking about this since yesterday, but I haven't found really useful application yet for upside down plates on any common tuning. There might be some special tunings though! For instance, I've been playing a variation of PowerChromatic tuning for diatonics, and based on this you could do the following upside-down tuning:
Lowering 1B and 5B gives a normal PowerChromatic that plays in G, D mixolydian and D major with bendy tonics, while leaving them as they are facilitate many quick tunes in D.
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Tunable reeds: x x x x Blow: c#e g a c#e g a c e 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Draw: d f#a b d f#a b d f# Tunable reeds: x x x
Lowering 6D obviously gets you a minor, and you can adjust which flavour of minor you want with 5B and 1B. One could also lower 8B to get a 'g#' accidental. Some Scandinavian tunes, including one of my favourites, goes in dorian mode with the occasional tritone thrown in, and this setup would let me play this without bends!
I doubt that the above setup has a sufficiently broad use for me personally to order one, especially before I give the idea a try, I just want to point out there might be some things out there
That is strange... According to an email from Seydel my order was dispatched this morning.@ availability:
Here a remark about Seydel's sales policy for novelties and ideas outside the main stream. This item is a "harmonica of the month"-offer, how Seydel is used to call this.
1. It will only be produced when there are at least 20 orders until the last day of June 2019. (In this case I expect that these will come.) Hence it will not be delivered before the middle of July 2019 at least.