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by EdvinW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic tunings
Replies: 28
Views: 16452

Re: Pentatonic tunings

For me both of the links work perfectly. The first links to a file that I download and play locally, and the second can be played in my browser. It's interesting to hear the tunings in action! The double stops in the harmonic minor video work well with the genre, though I'm not completely sure all o...
by EdvinW
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 2669

Re: An easy, chord-enriching mod of a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic

Adding an extra note at the bottom of a PowerChromatic seems reasonable; the lack of a tonic chord always seemed a bit awkward to me. I wonder though: what "is" the Super-Circular tuning, really? Is it just a certain tuning starting on a certain note in the scale, or is there anything beneath? To me...
by EdvinW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 15252

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

I just started a new thread where I talk about shifting tunings. I have been thinking about it since before this thread, and I use another quite different tuning as an example, but much of what I write is relevant to this discussion, especially the paragraph in the second half comparing the shift to...
by EdvinW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifting a tuning to fit a certain range (i.e. that of a fiddle)
Replies: 15
Views: 6537

Shifting a tuning to fit a certain range (i.e. that of a fiddle)

Given a tuning that repeats in different octaves, one always faces the question which notes to start on. A classical example is the Orchestra tuning, where a Solo tuning has been shifted to fit better to certain tunes in certain keys. For a spiral tuned harp, where the notes of a diatonic scale lie ...
by EdvinW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 15252

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t like the idea of the note shifting with every different key of harp. I feel like I’d have to make that mental adjutment everytime I switch harps and remember things such as where my root notes are in each key which feels which like it would be more of a mental ...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 15252

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

Hey Edvin, I think I understand your thoughts but not sure. Here are mine. I like to use the full harmonica from hole 1 - hole 10. A G-Key harp is the lowest I can go and still control the low end bends of the harmonica, and A-harp would be the highest I'd like to go without getting too screechy at...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 15252

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

Thank you Rishio for the well thought comparison! It has served as nice holiday reading and food for thought :) Getting by with few harmonicas is something I can relate to, though my approach is quite different. I generally carry two or three different tunings which I play in a handful of keys and m...
by EdvinW
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Easttop Melody Bass Harmonica - Layout Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Re: Easttop Melody Bass Harmonica - Layout Question

This looks like a chromatic adaptation of a tuning fairly common in Asia. It sort of relates to the Richter tuning, but the relationship is not obvious if you have not seen it. Start with the following slight variation of the Richter tuning: (only 2 draw is altered) c e g c e g c e g c d a b d f a b...
by EdvinW
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Bluesy Tuning" Demo (Kniri Knaus)
Replies: 3
Views: 2481

Re: "Bluesy Tuning" Demo (Kniri Knaus)

I think the post is interesting, like most of your posts, but it is nearly impossible for me to read it. I copied your post below and edited it in three simple steps: 1. I marked the tuning, and while it was marked I clicked the button marked </>, above the text box. 2. After the notes containing on...
by EdvinW
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: merry holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 2051

Re: merry holidays

Merry Christmas!

May your holidays be nice and harmonic! (poor pun intended ;) )

Edit: It just occurred to me that for most people Christmas is not until tomorrow! Anyway, in Sweden the big day is today, so I'll keep the post.
And for all the swedes:
GOD JUL!