A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
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Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

Post by IaNerd » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:24 pm

A US-based customizer pointed out to me that the tuning in the post above would be an exceedingly difficult re-tuning project. With that in mind, I offer the tuning below.

What’s in it:
1) Full I and IV chords that are in-line with each other on the low end.
2) Three continuous octaves of G (the I chord) blues scales, none of which rely on overblows. The middle G blues scale (traced out with a bright blue line) is exceptionally speedy/easy to play.
3) More than two continuous octaves of C (the IV chord) blues scales. The lower of these relies on one overblow; the upper (traced out with an orange line) relies on none.
4) More than two continuous octaves of D (the V chord) blues scales. The lower of these relies on one overblow and would be cumbersome to play. The upper D blues scale (traced out with a magenta line) does not rely on overblows and is much easier to play.

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