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by IaNerd
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Slide diatonic+tremolo (or octave). Has it been done?
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Slide diatonic+tremolo (or octave). Has it been done?

What about this: a slide harp with some standard tuning (e.g. Solo, PowerChromatic) in one layer, but then pushing the slider opens up both layers, with the second layer being tremolo or octave of the first layer?
by IaNerd
Sun Jun 12, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Nuisance posts
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Nuisance posts

Is it possible to have the recent nuisance posts by "govindar" removed?
by IaNerd
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromatic with Offset Tonics Double Lead Tone (COT-DLT)
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Chromatic with Offset Tonics Double Lead Tone (COT-DLT)

Note that in the flat-slide version (above), both layers have three possible draw-bends per octave. Compare this with PowerChromatic, which has four, and with Solo and Classical, each of which have two.
by IaNerd
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sheet music, tabs, and then THIS ...
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Sheet music, tabs, and then THIS ...

... and/or create MIDI files!

I seem to recall that currently there are algorithms that convert piano recordings to MIDI files. I am not a programmer or a sound engineer, but I would guess that some of the code could be transferable.
by IaNerd
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sheet music, tabs, and then THIS ...
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Sheet music, tabs, and then THIS ...

In the 80s and 90s we talked a lot about "multimedia" because technology was making it more accessible -- for creation and consumption. Now we take for granted that text, graphics and audio can be combined for more powerful experiences. Here are some superb example of this. https://youtu.be/uADNbTnJ...
by IaNerd
Mon May 23, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic

I am more surprised than I should be -- and strangely delighted -- that this works both ways ....

:o

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by IaNerd
Mon May 23, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic

Hmm, I'm not seeing that. But what you say helps me to see the slide-out layer as Dorian (which is minor) Classical tuning in D.
by IaNerd
Sun May 22, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic

I offer this discussion even though I am not sure if the idea is useful. This Forum’s many experienced and insightful members might see possibilities that I am missing. I feel compelled to share this idea because I am surprised and intrigued by what I found when I applied my Chromatic with Offset To...
by IaNerd
Sun May 22, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A parsimonious blues tuning for the Seydel Big Six
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: A parsimonious blues tuning for the Seydel Big Six

I will be in Memphis the first week of October, 2022. If anyone there would like to discuss or try out this tuning, PM me.
by IaNerd
Mon May 16, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: Exploring a "Spiral-Chromatic" concept. Is this new?

Winslow, I understand your point. In fact, Brendan and I and others had a detailed discussion on this very topic about a year ago. I have seen many tuning diagrams since I started learning such things fifty years ago. Most of the diagrams that I have seen, including the Configurator at Seydel, are s...