Re: [Harp-L] O, Come All Ye Faithful played in three positions on diatonic (NOT about alternate tunings)

Okay, thanks Winslow,

I don't have my own recording equipment so It may take me till the end of the week, but I'll make an MP3 of the whole step version of Adeste Fidelis and post it here (No accompaniment only some re-verb). I think you'ill agree that nothing diatonic will be able to equal the new options the whole step method brings to the 10 hole non-valved diatonic table. Thanks for weighing in.

Bill Price

On Sunday, November 2, 2014 12:30 AM, Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Not the point, Jude. We already know that a spiral tuned harp has all the notes.

The point of the exercise was to explore how well melodies can sound on standard tuning with bent notes in the low register.

Bent notes have their own beautiful qualities. We already know that they can't be made indistinguishable from unbent notes because their tonal qualities are distinct (viz the Ode to Joy Challenge, which I organized). But can they integrate into the well crafted delivery of a melody? That's what I was seeking to explore.

If you'd care to comment on the actual recording, that would be of interest.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jude Stensland <jude999s@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Robert Hale <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: harp-l <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 1, 2014 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] O,    Come All Ye Faithful played in three positions on diatonic

> It plays with no bends at all on the C (played in 2nd position of F) on Spiral tuned harp.
> Jude

> On Oct 31, 2014, at 11:04 PM, Robert Hale <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I like how you touched each note, so that we have no clues about reeds
> going in and out of bends.
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Somewhere in all the back-and-forth challenging someone mentioned the idea
>> of playing Adeste Fideles (aka O, Come All ye faithful) in the first
>> octave of a diatonic where there are missing notes.

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