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by IaNerd
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 100
Views: 64277

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The tuning just above would certainly work. But as a re-tuning project, it involves moving the 7 draw upwards by three semitones. Maintaining Richter 's reversed breath pattern for that hole makes the re-tuning easier. Using stock Kongsheng Baby Fats , the following re-tunings are possible: Stock F ...
by IaNerd
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: How would YOU re-tune the Easttop EDharmonica?
Replies: 5
Views: 3174

How would YOU re-tune the Easttop EDharmonica?

In a ten-hole format, the venerable Standard Richter tuning spans tonally from Tonic 1 to Tonic 4. This looks like three octaves; however, its first and last octaves are missing some notes. Three complete octaves of a septatonic scale simply do not fit within ten holes. Some tunings are extremely wi...
by IaNerd
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: I / IV Melody Mix
Replies: 15
Views: 7636

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: 21
Views: 12609

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: 21
Views: 12609

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...