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by EdvinW
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister

I'm glad someone finds what I do interesting! The Perfect Tuning might never be found, or even exist, the search must continue :lol: I've been checking in on the thread a few times a day since you alerted me to it, and it's really nice reading! By the way, though i found the theorem yesterday, the t...
by EdvinW
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister

Slideless chromatic tunings are tricky, especially if you want them to be regular :) I think I've managed to prove mathematically the following: (If anyone wants the proof I could try and put it in a readable format, but that might take some time.) Theorem: If you want exactly two patterns to play a...
by EdvinW
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister

Thanks for the tip! I try to keep up with the SlideMeister subforums about custom tunings and instruments, but I had missed this thread. Your idea for a tuning is cool, and it seems reasonable. There is one claim you make, however, that doesn't seem to be totally true: 2. The wholetone-based tuning ...
by EdvinW
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1656

Re: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?

Thanks for the charts Edvin. You are really good at coming up with useful tuning schemes for any harmonica configuration :) Thank you :) However, I wonder if we're talking at cross purposes? You talk about dual-function reeds as if the reeds themselves can be played as blow or draw. I guess you ima...
by EdvinW
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1656

Re: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?

I'll have another go at what could be done if we could invert the blow/draw notes in a single holes, i.e assuming the blow note and the draw note in a single hole could change place. Spiral tuning has a lot of chords and is good and intuitive for melody playing. A disadvantage of the Spiral is that ...
by EdvinW
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1656

Re: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?

Thank you for the clarifying post! I'll try to think about the problem in this correct version, but it does seem tricky. For my system from the first post, I had in mind reeds that would respond to either a blow or a draw. I see now this is not what you meant, and take this as another example of how...
by EdvinW
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1656

Re: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?

If you mean that you have some button that flips the holes: Could this could be selectable to only affect some holes? There could be some uses for this. Flipping the top 4 holes of a standard Richter would turn the top to a spiral tuned harp. In addition to "fixing" the inverted breathing pattern in...
by EdvinW
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1656

Re: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?

One application would be to include a compact chord harmonica at the bottom of a slide harmonica. This could be useful as many popular slide harmonica tunings are optimised for single note melody rather than chords. Practical outline: In a slide harmonica we dedicate the bottom 3 holes for chords. I...
by EdvinW
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

My unique Look-Dots (small position markers on the front of the comb) make it easy to know where you are on the Lucky 13 Mk2. Here's a video showing how they work for the standard Richter model. The same info applies to the PowerBender, PowerDraw and Paddy-Richter harps too. https://youtu.be/2jQx8u...
by EdvinW
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

Thanks Edvin for your helpful comparison of the two tunings. One point I take from it is that I should add a Lucky 13 Solo in the key of D to the keys available! That would probably be useful for Irish Solo players, but even without it the range of keys and tunings is already really impressive. Als...