RE: [Harp-L] Thinking ousidse the Box /Re : OT guitar tunings

Take one of those low-slung harps... Like the Marine Band 365... And I bet
you could, with a little reed-monkeying... Arrive at a worthy correspondance
to a guitarist's power chord. 
Then, we'd have bands wherein... When the lead guitarist "led", the harp
would support the "bottom" with those "power chords". 
I can see it now!!!   
(Just kidding!!)
"Reed Zeppelin???"
"Fog Harp!!!"
And just you wait... Until some well-meaning relative gives Gus one of these
"low-slung", "power-tuned" harps for Xmas...  Or Double-Xmas... Or, knowing
Gus  20Xmas!!!
I should stop seeing it all now!!  Very dangerous,
Brad Trainham

-----Original Message-----
From: harp-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:harp-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Hurricane Ramón
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 2:33 PM
To: wasabileo@xxxxxxxxxx; harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Harp-L] Thinking ousidse the Box /Re : OT guitar tunings

Hurricane sez :

If anything , these comments off topic on guitar tunings  have a bearing on
the harp community and what that is is wondering  :

"  What If I did this with my harp " -----

Cross harp --- When I lay first laid this concept on a guitar player back in
the 70's it opens their eyes and they smile .

Average person --- Huh ?

Look search and develop , you never know just where it might take you .

Guys who use pedal FXs on their harp --- Some love it some hate it --

Me --

Shoot yeah ! I began doing this in the late 70's to mid 80's , not every
experiment was a winner but I did find some Hendrix like feels in my grooves
and sounds after I experimented with these things and more , people in the
room ( dive / coffee shop or night club or what ever ) , reacted positively
and gave me the feed back too .

New alternate tunings on  harp :

I have developed some stuff on the drawing boards that incorporates the "
Power Chord " sound a guitar uses for RNR , CW , Blues and other electric
guitar sounds . 

The power chord is 2 note chord using the root and the fifth of the chord
from a triad ( Triad = basic three note major or minor chord ) to give the
song a direction that an electric guitar does with out using all 6 strings .
This is done because a full six string chord on and electric can sound " too
full " and muddy up a " groove " . Acoustically this is true to some degree
with a acoustic guitar as well being that power chords have a clear an
powerful ring to them .

The point isn't guitar it is thinking like a guitar player who searches and
discovers in time the advantages of 

" alternate tuning "

In over one hundred years of harmonics a truly electric or even more complex
a :

 midi - electric - acoustic harp , has not been made yet .

You can get some power chord sounds on a diatonic although not as many as a
guitar . (I hope some can  correct this )

There are a few ideas out there ( Turbo harps inventor and the one in
England ) but none are world wide and in use yet .

We NEED this to happen to the harmonica community .

I am a play not an inventor , I do drift off in thoughts of invention but ,
I am as said primarily a performing musician on the harp as well as guitar
now , I rather play thats just it .

Maybe in this list lay the foundations of such inventions , I certainly
hope so .

Any ways my wind wankers - Easy and :

Go Packers ! 

Sincerely :

Hurricane Ramon
Aka :


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