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by EdvinW
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Guilhem Desq
Replies: 2
Views: 4456

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: 14143

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...
by EdvinW
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 18
Views: 14143

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

Follow up question: my intention is to uise this to play mainly Quebecois tunes mainly in key of D. I’m assuming key of D is the one to choose, right? Thanks. Ken Not necessarily. Depending on how you feel about bending and what you want in terms of chords, the one in G might be better. Take a look...
by EdvinW
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 9
Views: 24004

Re: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

.. why on earth anybody would want to do that ;) To play comfortably in keys like Db, Ab ... without constantly keeping the slide pushed. 8-) dear greetings triona Ah, I was unclear! Wanting to change the slider seems perfectly reasonable, I was just questioning doing it back and forth between song...
by EdvinW
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 9
Views: 24004

Re: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

Quick update:
Turning the slider upside down is really easy! I just timed myself, and even though I was fumbling quite a bit I still managed to do it in just under 30 seconds. With some practice I'm sure you could do it between songs at a gig, why on earth anybody would want to do that ;)
by EdvinW
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 9
Views: 24004

Re: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

I got my Symphony 48 in the mail last week, and I really like it! I've been travelling most of the time since, so a more thorough review will have to wait a bit, but some things I can say right away. The slider is super smooth with very little friction. The delight of the novelty might make me biase...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 24033

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

... this tuning seems almost ideal for Eurovision :D ... If not most of the contestants would prefer electronical sound generation (?) :? dear greetings triona Ideal for playing their songs, not necessarily ideal for the contenders ;) Am I the only one who think using the harmonica to play tunes fr...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: QUESTION: Is diatonic solo tuned harmonica with recessed reedplates and 12 holes produced?
Replies: 9
Views: 14238

Re: QUESTION: Is diatonic solo tuned harmonica with recessed reedplates and 12 holes produced?

By the way, I "get" the desire for a lipped comb, a.k.a. recessed reed plate I second that! I have a few "sandwich style" harps, but I much prefer the recessed ones. (Hmm... Does this have anything to do with me being a pucker player? Does pucker/tounge blocking agree differently with the two main ...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?
Replies: 10
Views: 24033

Re: Quick Q: What is Dm over Em?

In your illustration of an Dm over Em harp, you have highlighted the Em blues scale. It might be worth noting that there is also a Bm blues scale, and if you overblow hole 3 there is even an Am blues scale. From your previous posts I think I've gathered that blues player like to play the same things...
by EdvinW
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: QUESTION: How to use Inverted Bebop in a double-diatonic system?
Replies: 2
Views: 10681

Re: QUESTION: How to use Inverted Bebop in a double-diatonic system?

I'm sure there are several useful ways to use Inverted Bebop in a double diatonic. One possibility would be to simply use a whole-note slide, i.e. combining IB's in G and A: Slide in G B D F# G B D F# G B D F# Blow Slide out F A C E F A C E F A C E Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Draw Slide out G B ...