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by EdvinW
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 10
Views: 21223

Re: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

Thank you Lizzy! It seems they do not offer polished steel reeds for the custom tunings, neither for the Symphony nor the Lightning. Maybe this will come later. I'm about to invest in a nicer harp and currently sway between the Saxony and the Symphony, but two questions make me hesitate: 1. With the...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Baby Fat chugger
Replies: 3
Views: 8232

Re: Baby Fat chugger

Interesting. It looks a bit like one of those tunings where people try to go chromatic on a diatonic with bends only, but with many retained chords, and you scrap the Eb which is one of the least useful notes anyway :) What do you think is a good way of naming tunings like these, which are sort of c...
by EdvinW
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 100
Views: 101575

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

I always check this thread when it's updated, but unfortunately I'm often in a hurry. This time I wasn't, and so, fortunately, I took a look a few posts back :) Two things sparked my interest: Firstly, in your latest tuning, the two F notes in hole 7 look a bit odd. I understand why you put them the...
by EdvinW
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: 12 hole slide solo tuned harps and Paddy Richter
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

Re: 12 hole slide solo tuned harps and Paddy Richter

That sounds like a nice project! As far as I know Brendan doesn't sell any 12 hole diatonics at the moment, unless you count the slide diatonics (which are really diatonically tuned chromatics which might not be suited to use in a rack) Are you by any chance referring to the Lucky 13? Unfortunately ...
by EdvinW
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 10
Views: 21223

Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

I just noticed on the Seydel page that the Symphony 48 has joined the ranks of configurable harmonicas, and so seems to have become the fanciest configurable chromatic so far: https://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel1847.sf/sece8867dde66/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Seydel/Products/55480%28sp%29 Further, it al...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING
Replies: 15
Views: 17266

Re: THE OPTIMAL TUNING FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC? THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IONIAN MODE CIRCULAR TUNING

The CIRCULAR TUNING FOR THE 6-NOTES CELTIC MINOR SCALE We may also notice that the 6-notes scales are favored for a harmonica, as the periodicity in the circular tuning is per octave and not per 2 octaves as in 7-notes scales. A good example is the Celtic minor 6-notes scale ( in semitones 2-2-3-2-2...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Melodically and harmonically versatile slide (or slide-diatonic) tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 9632

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

This is a nice idea :) I've been thinking along similar lines: If you have complete I, IV and V chords in every octave you have all diatonic notes, so why not make a 3-periodic tuning where one combination direction of breath + slide position contains only notes from one chord? This still leaves the...
by EdvinW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Question about Easy 3rd / Do it!
Replies: 7
Views: 9157

Re: Question about Easy 3rd / Do it!

A "Regular Easy 3rd" repeating every 3 holes is an interesting idea! I haven't tried it, but it inspires some thoughts: Compared to other tunings, it seems to emphasise overblows rather than bending! Let's assume a C harp: C E G C E G C E G C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 D F A D F A D F A D A major drawback...
by EdvinW
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Regular Scottish Tuning
Replies: 19
Views: 18850

Re: Regular Scottish Tuning

I think it differs on holes two and three. In a way you're right, the tables for the two tunings are not the same, but one can be obtained by shifting. If you remove the bottom two holes of one of the tunings you get the other, and in that way they are related in the same way as Solo tuning and Orc...
by EdvinW
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Tremolo octave range in single reed harmonica?
Replies: 4
Views: 1955

Re: Tremolo octave range in single reed harmonica?

From what you describe, if you want one of Brendan's tunings with no missing notes in the low octave, it sounds like you're after a Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic tuning: https://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.php#lucky13SoloPC The PowerChromatic tuning has all the notes in the key you choose without ben...