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by Brendan
Sat May 15, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider Demystified
Replies: 0
Views: 11

The SlipSlider Demystified

In my opinion, Zombor Kovacs' SlipSlider invention is the best thing to happen to the standard Richter harmonica in 125 years. Using graphics and playing demos, I show how it makes the harp easier to play and way more expressive than the old type, without losing any of its great qualities. https://y...
by Brendan
Fri May 07, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Jim Antaki's TurboSlide Harmonica
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Jim Antaki's TurboSlide Harmonica

Here's a new video on the TurboSlide in standard Richter tuning, demonstrating the useful effects throughout the range:

https://youtu.be/W-Y3NXIeE6s
by Brendan
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TurboSlide (and SlipSlider?) dimi
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: TurboSlide (and SlipSlider?) dimi

Very interesting ideas as always Edvin! Talking of the Diminished harp with TurboSlide: funnily enough, I've been discussing this very recently with a guy called Jason Rogers. He plays diminished tuning exclusively, mostly on chromatic: https://youtu.be/d4SpfyGaQGI Jason also plays diminished diaton...
by Brendan
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The SlipSlider and TurboSlide Combined!
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: The SlipSlider and TurboSlide Combined!

Thanks! Just putting together the great ideas of two other inventors, with a bit of development work on the SlipSlider from me. I think it's a powerful combination that would be wonderful to have in a harp anyone could buy. If widely available I'm sure it would engender a whole lot of fresh sounds f...
by Brendan
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: SWAM Apps in the iPad: Amazing Realism
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: SWAM Apps in the iPad: Amazing Realism

Unfortunately Android has too much latency for music apps, so anything decent has to use iOS. I have an Android phone myself, but use a second hand iPad Mini for music.
by Brendan
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The SlipSlider and TurboSlide Combined!
Replies: 2
Views: 116

The SlipSlider and TurboSlide Combined!

Never before has so much soulful note-bending ability been packed into a standard 10-hole Richter harp!
https://youtu.be/2vdm9_RmFnU
by Brendan
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: SWAM Apps in the iPad: Amazing Realism
Replies: 3
Views: 187

SWAM Apps in the iPad: Amazing Realism

I've long been an admirer and advocate of the brilliant Lekholm DM48 Midi Harmonica. My preferred interface is the iPad, for it's user-friendly interface, small size, and low cost of using large numbers of excellent synth apps to play through. Recently things have got even better with that combinati...
by Brendan
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Jim Antaki's TurboSlide Harmonica
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Jim Antaki's TurboSlide Harmonica

Jim Antaki's excellent but under-appreciated TurboSlide Harmonica has so much to offer harp players! In this video, I show how it can transform the sound of your licks if you swap stiff, unresponsive blow notes for sexy draw bends instead.

https://youtu.be/g00MPhfP4r0
by Brendan
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach

Good to see a few other like this pitch-based graphical interface for the harmonica. However, it could go further, to be more widely applicable to all keys. Personally, I don't think about the names of notes at all - I think numbers of the scale. Thus on a C harp, instead of CD - EG - GB - CD for th...
by Brendan
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach

I was chatting with IaNerd on another thread about how to depict tuning diagrams, and it got me thinking... I mentioned my preference for having the notes laid out according to their pitch, rather than how they are fixed to the reedplates inside the harp: Low notes on the bottom row, High notes on t...