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by EdvinW
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 17
Views: 4140

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

Thanks Edvin for your helpful comparison of the two tunings. One point I take from it is that I should add a Lucky 13 Solo in the key of D to the keys available! That would probably be useful for Irish Solo players, but even without it the range of keys and tunings is already really impressive. Als...
by EdvinW
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 17
Views: 4140

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

Oh I'm a bit confused then, my apologies, I'm just starting to get into the different tunings and I'm coming from the tinwhistle world. for Irish music you'd recommend a mk2 Lucky in solo tuning instead of a mk2 lucky 13 in Paddy Richter? The solo and the paddy do different things. A Solo tuned L13...
by EdvinW
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double Paddy Wilde Rock Lucky 13!
Replies: 6
Views: 3772

Re: Double Paddy Wilde Rock Lucky 13!

Paddy Powerbender is a nice tuning! I've been playing around with it during the spring, and I'm coming to really like it. There are several nice positions, and I really prefer the top octave to the Richter one. I never tried a Paddy Powerdraw, but thinking about it I realize that for 4th position mi...
by EdvinW
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner Penta from 1955
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: Hohner Penta from 1955

Maybe it's a single harmonica, as described here: https://www.patmissin.com/ffaq/q36.html ?

An instrument seems to be intended for early music education without bottom reeds.

As for the numbers and brackets I have no idea!
by EdvinW
Mon May 25, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: PowerChromatic, Inverted Bebop, Diminished and all their relatives. A complete list!
Replies: 6
Views: 3645

Re: PowerChromatic, Inverted Bebop, Diminished and all their relatives. A complete list!

Thank you for the appreciation! The main take-home message from my post, I think, isn't necessarily about the cool new tunings. Rather, it's that if we want these properties, we have relatively few options. Our two choices are thus to either work with one of the tunings I present, or look outside th...
by EdvinW
Thu May 21, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: PowerChromatic, Inverted Bebop, Diminished and all their relatives. A complete list!
Replies: 6
Views: 3645

PowerChromatic, Inverted Bebop, Diminished and all their relatives. A complete list!

When Brendan talks about his PowerChromatic tuning for diatonic half-valved harmonicas, there is a set of properties he often mentions as advantages: * Each octave is the same * Each draw two half steps above its blow note * It has complete major scales through it's range, possibly with bends (Of co...
by EdvinW
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi Sounds from a Standard Harmonica
Replies: 5
Views: 10016

Re: Midi Sounds from a Standard Harmonica

Thanks for sharing your research! In the third video on guitar effects ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODYpc7hfmJ0 not yet linked here) you don't talk about midi directly, but it's clear the two techniques can complement each other in your looping/one-man-banding. Does the software permit using di...
by EdvinW
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: IRISH HARMONICA LOCKDOWN DUET - Tijn Berends & Brendan Power
Replies: 4
Views: 3342

Re: IRISH HARMONICA LOCKDOWN DUET - Tijn Berends & Brendan Power

Nice video! It's inspiring to see people working around the limitations :) Another technical question: What about the slide-in tuning for holes 1 and 2? If they're mainly used for chord playing, I would guess you do something like keeping 1 blow left unaffected by the slider, giving the slide-in tun...
by EdvinW
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Guilhem Desq
Replies: 2
Views: 4364

Re: Guilhem Desq

That's a nice video, but we can't talk about modern and innovative hurdy-gurdy playing without a mention of Johannes Geworkian Hellman, who at least for me pushes what I'd had thought the instrument could do quite a bit. As it happens, the duo Symbio, with him and accordion player LarsErik Öjeberget...
by EdvinW
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 18
Views: 13747

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

There's also another option that might be interesting: Buy the G harp and retune all the C's to C#'s! I have a harp in this tunig myself, and it's very nice! It would ruin it for playing in G, but for playing in D (and also A) you get the best of both worlds. The chords on this tuning are nicer than...