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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: 2785

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: 663

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: 663

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: 663

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: 7619

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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by IaNerd
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: I / IV Melody Mix
Replies: 15
Views: 7619

Re: I / IV Melody Mix

Can the new re-tuning of Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:05 pm (above) be adjusted to produce a Natural Minor instrument? Yes, absolutely! In fact, the transition involves the alteration of only six reeds , as opposed to eleven. The five reeds which no longer require re-tuning are shown in blue. REMINDER: If sta...
by IaNerd
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Question: How to raise the pitch of a high/short reed?
Replies: 0
Views: 4020

Question: How to raise the pitch of a high/short reed?

I need to re-tune some high/short welded phosphor-bronze reeds upwards by two semitones. How best to do this? I wish to avoid replacing reeds if possible.
by IaNerd
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: I / IV Melody Mix
Replies: 15
Views: 7619

Re: I / IV Melody Mix

Addendum, February 1, 2020: I now see that the tunings above are cousins to eleventh position standard Richter, where an A harp would be used to play in the key of G.
by IaNerd
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: I / IV Melody Mix
Replies: 15
Views: 7619

Re: I / IV Melody Mix

I recently studied Jason Ricci ’s Youtube video entitled “How to play harmonica like a Rock Star (The Mixolydian Mode, John Popper & More)” . This made me see that the tuning of Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:05 pm (above) can be adjusted for mixolydian play. Indeed, this variation is equal to a Paddy Richter t...