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by IaNerd
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Bluesy slide-harp tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Bluesy slide-harp tuning

Allow me to break this down ... As they are labeled above, the 1 through 10 blow notes are identical to what would be in a C major harp in standard Richter tuning. As such, they make a C major (IV) chord all the way through. The 1 through 5 draw notes are also identical to standard Richter. Holes 0...
by IaNerd
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Bluesy slide-harp tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Bluesy slide-harp tuning

In the spirit of author Philip K. Dick ...

What if a half-valved slide-harp dreams about being a blues harp?
by IaNerd
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 20
Views: 4947

Re: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps

I wish to point out some stock harmonicas which can be re-tuned to Inverted Bebop : * virtually any solo-tuned slide chromatic harp * the Tombo #3624 School/Solo Tremolo * the Seydel Fanfare-S Tremolo * the Hohner Tremolo Soloist * the Easttop Brendan Power Lucky 13 Solo * the Hohner Marine Band 364...
by IaNerd
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Regular Scottish Tuning
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Regular Scottish Tuning

On the harp forums you read a lot from Gary L. under his anagrammic handle, Gnarly He Man . His work is well regarded. The basic re-tuning formula: A solo-tuned instrument changed to Inverted Bebop raises its "base" key by two semitones. Therefore: Solo G becomes Inverted Bebop A Solo A becomes Inve...
by IaNerd
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Regular Scottish Tuning
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Regular Scottish Tuning

Ken : I re-tune my own harps with varied success but lack the mastery to customize for others. Tell us your general location and Brendan or others could recommend capable customers in your area. Also be aware that Brendan's own Lucky 13 model is available in Solo tuning, and is therefore another go...
by IaNerd
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Regular Scottish Tuning
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Regular Scottish Tuning

Ken : Is my post of Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:27 am (above) a solution to your need? The Tombo #3624 School/Solo-tuned Tremolo could be re-tuned to three full octaves of Inverted Bebop . I have a 3624 but have not re-tuned it (yet). It's a nice tremolo harp and a good choice for someone who is already acc...
by IaNerd
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning

Brendan -- Thanks for those comments. I have been exploring these repeating hexatonic tunings lately. This discussion https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=652#p2828 is addressing the issue of cost. At 30 USD, the Easttop EDharmonica is a relatively affordable hex-tuned harp which...
by IaNerd
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning

I think it would be instructive to look at the tuning of the previous post in a slightly different way. We start where we left off: Slide out (melodic): C E A D G B Slide in (harmonic): C E G D F# A Now let us transpose it such that G becomes C, etc.: Slide out (melodic): F A D G C E Slide in (harmo...
by IaNerd
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning

In the opening post of this discussion, I proposed this: Slide out (melodic): C E A D G B Slide in (harmonic): C F A E G C I stated at that time that " careful control of the draw-bending G to either F# or F" would be necessary ". With that in mind, I now propose a different harmonic (slide-in) laye...