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by Brendan
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: New Chinese Digital/MIDI Harmonica - the HM12
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: New Chinese Digital/MIDI Harmonica - the HM12

Check the links in the Description below the video for a couple of buying options. The HM12 does have some useful new features compared to the DM48, and will appeal to players who just want instant plug and play - as opposed to linking it with outside synths. For me personally that's not an issue: I...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: New Chinese Digital/MIDI Harmonica - the HM12
Replies: 3
Views: 50

New Chinese Digital/MIDI Harmonica - the HM12

Lately I've been messing around with the HM12, an interesting new MIDI harmonica from China. Here's a comprehensive rundown:

https://youtu.be/CbD9oRdT3O0
by Brendan
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic in G - why does it start with an A Blow note
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: PowerChromatic in G - why does it start with an A Blow note

Because PowerChromatic is a tuning which repeats every 4 holes, you can actually start it on any of the blow notes. In G, these would be G3, A3, C4, E4. On a 12 hole PowerChrom harmonica in G I personally choose A3 because I like to play in 2nd Position (D) a lot. This key gives you the 1, 3, 5 of t...
by Brendan
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Slide guitar midi sound
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Slide guitar midi sound

Welcome to the forum Jens 👍 I have listened to a lot of slide guitar, lap steel, dobro, pedal steel, and related instruments. Like you, I love the soul and microtonal fluidity of a bar or bottleneck sliding over steel strings, and have tried to emulate that effect on harmonica - especially with the ...
by Brendan
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

"The proof of the pudding is in the eating". That old saying is particularly apt here, because it's all about what happens in the mouth! Theory is one thing, and practice another. I can certainly see the advantages of your new approach Edvin, logically speaking and from your impressively modulating ...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

Edvin: what you say about Facebook resonates with me. I was very reluctant to sign up myself, and still feel conflicted about the platform in general. However, I was persuaded by a friend who is a guitar maker. He said it was very effective as a free promotional tool for his guitars, and urged me to...
by Brendan
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

The only issue I intuit with the Wedin Chromatic is that one of the main things you consider a strength, could in practice be tricky to play. I'm referring to the fact that there are lots of same-breath moves in the scales. Theoretically this is good: it gives a smoother transition between notes tha...
by Brendan
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

Thanks for the Phrase Maps Edvin - they are really helpful.

I suggest you should post your new info and diagrams to chromatic harmonica forums like Slidemeister and the various ones on Facebook. It will expose the Wedin Chromatic news to a wider range of people interested in this stuff :-)
by Brendan
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

Thanks Edvin! Your Wedin Chromatic is a really well thought-through tuning: based on logic, backed up by playing experience, and illustrated with good demo clips. I also like the fact it's truly original, not just an alteration of an existing scale (as most are). That's because it's using a differen...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Introducing the Wedin Chromatic – folk music ornaments in many keys

Your musical examples are very persuasive, Edvin!

Looking forward to your later post on the technicalities :-)