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by Sachlaw
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan’s webinar
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Brendan’s webinar

What are the plans for improving the Asiabend?
by Sachlaw
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Re: Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings

Thanks... It's interesting to compare the Wilde Rock and PowerBender tunings, each has strong and weak points - as with all tunings! PB & Wilde Tunings.png Will got in touch with me to ask about PowerBender and PowerDraw when he was working on his own tuning. He liked both and has kept the top ...
by Sachlaw
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender key choice
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: PowerBender key choice; Recommendation of Lucky 13 Model

@Marlaz, I would also recommend the Lucky 13 version of the Eb PowerBender. I recently purchased the same one myself to work on Taj Mahal's "Leavin' Trunk, which is in Bb. As you go above the key of C on those harps, it is even easier to work the three bass notes. Loads of fun. Also, I am glad you a...
by Sachlaw
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 9109

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

Thanks for both posts which helped clear up my confusion and which should get me started on the PB/PC. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I also recommend getting your PB in the same key as your PC. That really helped me on picking up tunes, because whatever melody I work on, I can try to...
by Sachlaw
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 9109

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

triona wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:52 pm
Sachlaw wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:14 am
... Brendan also has a really good track on his PowerBender CD that does this in the key of A.

Which CD do you mean by this?


dear greetings
triona
The CD that come with his book on how to play the Powerbender. It should be available on his website.
by Sachlaw
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 9109

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

Thanks for your reply and the links. The Lucky 13 PC is fine OOTB (which I’ve just learned means ‘out of the box”). The link to the thread is helpful. I might be misunderstanding but that thread, except for towards the end, seems to be more about the Power Chromatic and not the Lucky 13 PC... Any a...
by Sachlaw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 9109

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

@Marlaz You said: "Now I’m asking for and open to any advice on how best to learn how to get the full benefit and possibilities from this Lucky 13." Do you mean setup, as in reed work? Or play styles? As to setup, I believe there is some web/youtube guidance on that. If I were to do any work on mine...
by Sachlaw
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 9109

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

@Marlarz Gnarly started a thread on the PowerChromatic that has a lot of good info. Brendan has given a lot of input on this tuning in that thread. I think you will find that you will pick it up quite fast, given the regular breath pattern. The mixolydian and dorian modes were the ones I got comfort...
by Sachlaw
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 9109

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

Another question: how does the PowerBender compliment the PowerChromatic? I can see that because of my musical interests one harp will never be enough! ... Ken Ken, The PowerBender (PB) middle octave in any will be the same as the PowerChromatic (PC) repeating octave in that same key, just as a Sta...
by Sachlaw
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 9109

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

EdvinW wrote: "Not necessarily. Depending on how you feel about bending and what you want in terms of chords, the one in G might be better" I just wanted to add that if you are on the fence on focusing on this matter, and you tongue block and play splits, etc, I would lean toward the G. The chords t...