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by EdvinW
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: How would YOU re-tune the Easttop EDharmonica?
Replies: 5
Views: 9337

Re: How would YOU re-tune the Easttop EDHarmonica?

I don't have any harps in Extended Paddy, and I haven't thought much about them for a long time. Your post made me think though, and it made me want to take up your challenge :) One thing I hadn't considered before was the possibilities for minor play in 3rd position, Dm on a C harp. One nice proper...
by EdvinW
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tuning for Double Chromatic: Fully chromatic slide diatonic spiral with all the chords!
Replies: 3
Views: 6485

Re: Tuning for Double Chromatic: Fully chromatic slide diatonic spiral with all the chords!

@Bendan: Well, for tunings with lots of chords the spiral is hard to avoid :) @IaNerd: It's not so much additive as selective. Pressing just Slider 'a' raises half the notes, pressing also Slider 'b' raises the other half, except for the B. A person accustomed to a slider that raises every note half...
by EdvinW
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor

Another option would be to replace the high B with a Bb: C Eb G C Eb G Bb D G B D F Ab C This forces you to bend the C to get the B so it might not work for all kinds of playing. There are some advantages thugh: 1. You can use the scale for natural minor as well, making the instrument more versatile...
by EdvinW
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: Re-tuning a Kongsheng Baby Fat to Harmonic Minor

Of course it depends on what music you intend to play. I think I prefer your first options over the spiral, and out of those the version with a C at 7D, but it's not clear cut. Considering the spiral is lacking the C in the bottom octave, hole 1 feels a bit redundant. For melodies to go that far dow...
by EdvinW
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Tuning for Double Chromatic: Fully chromatic slide diatonic spiral with all the chords!
Replies: 3
Views: 6485

Tuning for Double Chromatic: Fully chromatic slide diatonic spiral with all the chords!

A spiral tuned harp has all the standard triad chords in its key, three major chords and three minor chords. Thus, it covers the major chords of one quadrant of the circle of fifths plus their minor parallels, one fourth of all the common chords. The following tuning for Brendan Power's twin chromat...
by EdvinW
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Augmented Tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Augmented Tuning

WOW! I played the sound clips on the Eric Chafer page you linked, and ... just wow. I never thought of augmented as a tuning for high speed playing, but clearly it's possible. Do you have any idea why such a skilled player would quit? It makes you wonder how good he is with those other instruments ...
by EdvinW
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notes from the Workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 5015

Re: Notes from the Workshop

... I don't want to say too much before anything is released , because unanticipated problems can always crop up and detail what seems a dead cert. But the improved harps I've been creating include the TwinHarmonica series, both chromatic and diatonic based. ... Based on a new concept altogether, m...
by EdvinW
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)
Replies: 6
Views: 2788

Re: Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)

I've played around with diminished and augmented on my midiharp, but I never had either tuning in a chromatic reed harmonica. By the way, when you said above the the forths and fifths are the only equally tempered intervals that sound good to you, I think you miss the octave ;) I don't know if peopl...
by EdvinW
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromaticising X-Reed Harmonicas
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Chromaticising X-Reed Harmonicas

By the way: Are there any drawbacks to setting the blow reeds to a non-zero gap?
by EdvinW
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromaticising X-Reed Harmonicas
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Chromaticising X-Reed Harmonicas

I tried an AsiaBend at HarpMeet and liked it, so I've been keeping an eye out to see when they'll be back in stock, so updates are nice:D