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by Malarz
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender key choice
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: PowerBender key choice

Thanks to you all for continuing this discussion and my education. Now I’m waiting for the PB instruction manual and PB in A package. @Brendan, thanks for the recommendation to use Eb for the Gm/Bb tunes. I’ll put in an order for the Lucky 13 PB in that key and then probably a few more. I love that ...
by Malarz
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender key choice
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: PowerBender key choice

Well, I just found all the notes on the PC in G. Now its only practice and getting more competent and comfortable with the bends.

Ken
by Malarz
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender key choice
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: PowerBender key choice

I should add I went to a chromatic in G to solve that problem but I’d like to be able to play more tunes on the diatonics.

Ken
by Malarz
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender key choice
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

PowerBender key choice

I’ve just come up against a tune in Gm/Bb. I was trying it both on XB-40 in G and PowerChromatic in G. I had trouble getting all the notes on those two harps. My bending ability is not yet where I want it to be. Which key of PowerBender might be a better choice? I know its not too long before I get ...
by Malarz
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings
Replies: 9
Views: 3060

Re: Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings

Thanks for illustrating the tuning differences. I’m looking forward to the PowerBender and instruction book I’ve ordered.

Ken
by Malarz
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 11887

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

Thanks for your answer, Brendan. Lucky for me I can read notation so the key of the harp (in this case A with the PowerBender instructional book) is not an issue. I’m beginning to learn how to use tab. I learn a lot of tunes by ear which seems to lock them more permanently into my brain. Music notat...
by Malarz
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 11887

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

Thanks. I’ve watched that a few times and appreciate hearing traditional jazz on the harmonicas.

One question: why did you choose key of A harp for the PowerBender instructional material? Besides giving me a chance to buy another harmonica!

thanks.

Ken
by Malarz
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 11887

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

Thanks for both posts which helped clear up my confusion and which should get me started on the PB/PC.

Ken
by Malarz
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Half-valved PowerChromatic Lucky 13 meets Overblow Richter 10-hole
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Half-valved PowerChromatic Lucky 13 meets Overblow Richter 10-hole

Thanks. I’m still at the beginner’s place of learning the bends. After I get comfortable with that basic technique I’ll feel more ready to try that type of tune. I’m happy to hear harmonica on a traditional jazz tune. I had wondered if there was anyone playing that repertoire on harmonica. Now I see...
by Malarz
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Half-valved PowerChromatic Lucky 13 meets Overblow Richter 10-hole
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Half-valved PowerChromatic Lucky 13 meets Overblow Richter 10-hole

Inspirational and really entertaining! Thanks for posting. Now, how can I get my Lucky 13 PC to sound that good...

Ken