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by IaNerd
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: I / IV Melody Mix
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: I / IV Melody Mix

On this day (17January2019) I altered several of the comments and diagrams above, to make them clearer and more consistent.
by IaNerd
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 20
Views: 4643

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

Note that in the tuning below, the tonics of the slide-out layer have been moved from the 1, 5 and 9 draws to the 3, 7 and 11 draws. ADDENDUM, Jan. 13, 2020: Please note that, by using the slider, a complete Ionian scale can be played from 1 blow to 3 draw. Also note that, in the slide-in layer, the...
by IaNerd
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 20
Views: 4643

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

Bravo! Thank you very much! This is the re-tuning scheme that Brendan used just above. The slide-in layer contains the same notes but one semitone higher. In a 12-hole slide chromatic Solo harp, a total of 18 (out of 48) reeds must be re-tuned. If one started with a Bb major Solo harp, the result wo...
by IaNerd
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tuning for Double Chromatic: Fully chromatic slide diatonic spiral with all the chords!
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Tuning for Double Chromatic: Fully chromatic slide diatonic spiral with all the chords!

This reminds me of a related concept. In some tunings of some Electronic Wind Instruments (EWIs), one special key will raise the pitch by two semitones, and a different key lowers the pitch by one semitone. Pressing both gives the additive effect of raising the pitch by one semitone.
by IaNerd
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor

Thanks, Edvin.

Also, here is a helpful site for chord progressions of particular keys: https://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/c-harm ... hords.html
by IaNerd
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor

Now I am wondering if a better re-tuning (from C Standard Richter to C Harmonic Minor) would be a simple spiral, starting with D in the 1 blow and ending with C in the 7 draw. Of course, the Es and As would be flatted.

Thoughts?
by IaNerd
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor

Before I re-tune a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor, I ask for your opinions on hole 7 .... Here are two re-tunings. The former retains more of its Standard Richter character in terms of reversing the breath pattern in hole 7. The latter un-reverses the breath patterns; in other words, it contin...
by IaNerd
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: I / IV Melody Mix
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: I / IV Melody Mix

Compare the "major formula" of Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:05 pm (above) with this "minor formula" (below). The differences between major and minor are in italics.

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