Re: [Harp-L] Irish Reels on Octave Harmonica
The tuning is simple holes 1,2,3 are tuned exactly the same as 4,5,6 just one octave lower.
The harp I used in the video is in D so the blow side should look like this: D F# A D F#A D F# A D
And the draw would look like this: E G B E G B C# E G B
So you are missing the C# in the lower octave but that is normally only a passing note in Irish music so you could work your way around it by either taking a whole chord or just another note:) Rick Epping uses this tuning and from what I'm aware of also the guy who came up with it.
Ah yeah! The XB-40 is great! I love it, it is a shame that Hohner are discontinuing it:/
Sounds nice, clean and accurate! Keep up the good work!
MvH / Joel Andersson
25 dec 2012 kl. 20:36 skrev "Blunt White" <playharp@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Hello Joel - really nice. Would you share the tuning? I have a Seydel octave harp on my bench now, was thinking of Paddy Richter but really like your sound.
> I enjoy watching your videos, moved me to purchase 2 XB 40's (G and low D) which I have converted to PR. I enjoy playing Irish and Celtic melodies. My background is as a blues player. Link below is Road to Sligo. Thanks for sharing and inspiring the harp community.
> Blunt White
> > From: joelandersson_91@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 19:41:42 +0100
> > Subject: [Harp-L] Irish Reels on Octave Harmonica
> > Hi folks!
> > Some more reels, I think I need to upload some jigs, marches and stuff soon. It's only reels reels reels so far... Anyway have a really good Christmas everyone!
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM1AZdEAxJY
> > Regards / Joel Andersson
> > Sweden
> > www.youtube.com/joelandersson1
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