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by IaNerd
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Regular Scottish Tuning
Replies: 19
Views: 18244

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: 9413

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: 9413

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: 9413

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...
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 9413

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

Just for fun, imagine one of these tunings in a 16-hole format. Over five octaves! Realistically, though, hitting those half- and whole-tone bends in the lowest and highest registers would be terribly difficult for most players.
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 9413

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

Thanks, EdvinW . A further thought ... The melodic layer of Paddy/EDharmonica could alternately be Regular Easy Third (see https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=661#p2869 ) or Repeating Richter . The harmonic layer could alternately be any two triads. And all the combinations of su...
by IaNerd
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 9413

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

In another discussion here https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=612&start=10#p2821 I devised a chordal prefix for Inverted Bebop tuning. It has since occurred to me that this three-hole "prefix" could be repeated indefinitely to make its own tuning. This could be in either a half-...