Re: [Harp-L] Double thickness reed plates? [getting long]
- To: fjm <bad_hat@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Double thickness reed plates? [getting long]
- From: Rick Dempster <rickdempster33@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 02:48:47 +1000
- Cc: "harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx" <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Dkim-signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=gmail.com; s=20120113; h=mime-version:in-reply-to:references:date:message-id:subject:from:to :cc; bh=krU0nm08KVmfjzJ2nGD6YgycF4gtCh05CM9Dgxoscgw=; b=zWGhbE5ylNLnjj/OcBdAdhvKmRPHM84NIVdp5/fc+MMisbGZgL0sRR1r0pTj8rwEvg TXNHQh5zn3Q3F+PiBO0+haHfjdMKzWQMJt9X58MMznZV0BFGwvIDNMyM/DK3rG39OmUS 5d2xWCEmSOIi9mUredDQ1O7alvPG/kTR8kqvfnhbQz/tOehi1qFR/AHXuIPDhFMMwZQB oofG2PwCSnItmlRyE3mifXkMWnzn0FWY1FVoR6nq/R0j5Ogn2JYaU53BPSwpSuEWUAoZ 4Xbp4GQ8JK8FWXJ7GGvwDd3pFGTDH/h55+WtMmKDP8DE6F9E70KJ9fQkxg3anpx7q94+ uzSQ==
- In-reply-to: <5708F8A6.email@example.com>
- References: <201604082014.u38KE1dZ008452@harp-l.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <5708F8A6.email@example.com>
OK OK! But can anyone tell me why a
reed played in reverse ie a bend, including 'overblows' (shudder)
plays a semitone higher than it's natural pitch?
When you reach the bottom of a conventional bend,
the opposite reed takes over, and plays a semitone higher than its
natural pitch. Eg when you pull draw 1 down (on a C harp) the blow reed
(C) takes over, and plays C#.
When you try to blow bend hole 1, the draw reed plays a semitone higher -
I suspect it is because when you send a breath from the rivet end to the
tip, the whole reed resonates,
but when you reverse the breath, so the reed vibrates from the tip down,
only a shorter part of the reed
I wish Vern could bend notes, then he, of all people, might be able to
solve this mystery.
C'mon Vern! Every Aussie bogan blooze harper can do it!
We need some answers!
PS Richard Hunter? Is this your bag?
On 9 April 2016 at 22:42, <bad_hat@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> You know that reeds can reach through reed plate slots because of the
> noise they make as they strike the cover plates. Measuring any individual
> reed's travel would be more difficult. I would expect the louder claim is
> verifiable because it's not subtle. Do we all agree the XB's are louder?
> I'm speaking from direct experience here, I own a double plated harmonica.
> It breaks reeds and it's loud.
> Apparently aligning the plates is no mean feat. When you think of all of
> the fussing that gets done on individual reeds and slots, you're
> multiplying by 2 with a double plated harmonica. So 40 precisely aligned
> slots with very small clearances.
This archive was generated by a fusion of
Pipermail 0.09 (Mailman edition) and