Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

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-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

Post by IaNerd » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:43 pm

First, the straightforward re-tuning, i.e. without added chords:

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Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

Post by IaNerd » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:11 pm

Now a version with one new IV chord at the low end ....

[Note: This is Inverted Bebop from the 1 draw onwards.]

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Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

Post by IaNerd » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:22 pm

In case you have a fever, and the only prescription is more IV chord ....

[Note the mis-labeling: This monstrosity is no longer Inverted Bebop.]

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Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

Post by IaNerd » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:50 pm

Same as the re-tuning just above, except now the V chord is a complete triad.

I don't like how the first full octave starts with a blow tonic.

I do like how the IV chord and V chord overlap -- perfect for chugging.

Note: The first 13 notes (i.e. the first six holes plus the 5 draw) are identical to PowerChromatic.

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Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

Post by IaNerd » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:13 pm

Roads that lead to Rome: ALL

Tunings that lead to (or from) PowerChromatic: MANY

After conceiving the re-tuning from Solo just above, I noticed that its first 13 notes were identical to PowerChromatic. So I had to wonder: "Why not just start out with PowerChromatic?

To wit:

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Re: Re-tuning a Solo Lucky 13 to Inverted Bebop

Post by IaNerd » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:30 pm

The tuning just above can also play the E dorian scale with a "normal" breath pattern, i.e. with a blow tonic.

That re-tuning would be particularly useful starting with a PowerChromatic in C and ending up with a C ionian harp with an "inverted" breath pattern and also D dorian with a "normal" breath pattern. Such is shown below.

I don't like the absence of an Am chord (vi for ionian, or v for dorian) in this re-tuning. I welcome ideas to fix this. I suppose the Am is implied as dyads in 4-5, 8-9 and 12-13.

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