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by IaNerd
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 6322

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

"Eurovision Song Contest"?

This yankee will have to Google that.
by IaNerd
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 6322

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

Over two weeks of looking and asking around have transpired, and I have tentatively concluded that as a repeating set of three holes this tuning (including its transposions) is probably new. When I get a chance, I will try to make one by re-tuning an Easttop EDharmonica as per here: https://www.bren...
by IaNerd
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: QUESTION: Is diatonic solo tuned harmonica with recessed reedplates and 12 holes produced?
Replies: 9
Views: 3640

Re: QUESTION: Is diatonic solo tuned harmonica with recessed reedplates and 12 holes produced?

I have looked high and low for such an animal. To the best of my knowledge it does not (yet) exist. By the way, I "get" the desire for a lipped comb, a.k.a. recessed reed plate. My most comfortable-to-play harp is the Kongsheng Mars. The profile of its lip is nearly a half-circle; and the holes are ...
by IaNerd
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: QUESTION: How to use Inverted Bebop in a double-diatonic system?
Replies: 2
Views: 3212

Re: QUESTION: How to use Inverted Bebop in a double-diatonic system?

Thanks, Edvin.

I am hoping to also hear from folks who are knowledgeable about jazz, blues, baroque, Latin, classical, South Asian, Slavic, East Asian ... you name it.

Ultimately, I would love to hear skilled performers playing those tunes.
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 6322

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

Consider these four different ways to achieve a minor hexatonic blues scale. Note the similarity between Repeating Richter and Repeating Paddy . Then note the similarity between Repeating Easy Third and Repeating Dmin Over Emin . When transposed, these bottom two tunings are identical except for the...
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 6322

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

Edvin -- Yes, it's a subset of many "wider" tunings.

More on this in a moment. Stay tuned ....
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 6322

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

This is the best I can find so far (transposed down by two semitones). The tuning in the question above would be the following scale in spiral form with the tonics in the blow layer. But I swear I have seen this in a harmonica context. Raga Suddha Bangala Scale steps in semitones: 2–1–2–2–2–3 Scale ...
by IaNerd
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 6322

Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

Where have I seen this? What is it called?

Blow: D F A ... repeating
Draw: E G B ... repeating
by IaNerd
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 21
Views: 12127

Re: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps

This chart shows 24 variations of Inverted Bebop: 12 sharp-slide keys and 12 flat-slide keys. Each scale's tonics are shown in boldface and a slightly larger font size. Each major diatonic scale is accompanied by a repeating "extra note" which is two semitones lower than the tonic and is located dir...