Re: harp-l-digest V11 #19
- Subject: Re: harp-l-digest V11 #19
- From: jazmaan <dmf273@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:14:00 -0800 (PST)
>I understand that the standard XB-40 has many more enharmonic notes and =
>slides available then my retuned model, but I prefer to trade that =
>advantage in, and instead have the opposing reed act as a stop on the =
>bends at or near my target note.
Well that's pretty much along the lines I was thinking. Retuning most of the bends to
mostly 1/2 steps. But I think I would also like a country tuned harp. Someone else
suggested a Melody Maker tuning. I've never been a big fan of Melody Maker tuning, but
who knows, it might work for me on an XB-40.
Pat was saying its no easier to play in F# on an XB-40 than on a well adjusted
diatonic, and I agree. But I'm not trying to play in F#. I want to play mostly 2nd
or 3rd position but with enough extra notes available to negotiate "Rhythm" changes
without too much difficulty. I know some of you can do this already with overblows.
But I prefer to use standard bending techniques as opposed to "extended" techniques for
a number of reasons that I don't want to debate right now.
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