[Harp-L] Seydel releases Tony Eyers Major Cross harmonica

Dennis Michael Montgomery gaulay2@xxxxx
Sun Feb 5 12:01:59 EST 2017

Something here does't make sense. I thought the idea of playing cross harp was to get that bluesy sound of the blues and/or that high lonesome sound of blugrass by bending the notes. Is this new tuning going to allow you to get that? If the player wants to play in G without the trouble of bending why not get a harmonica in G or High G and play straight harp? If that doesn't suit you perhaps the Seydel spiral tune or the Orchestra S? 

I don't see the advantage of this tuning and think it is silly. 

    On Sunday, February 5, 2017 8:56 AM, Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx> wrote:

Michael Rubin

On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 5:58 PM, Robert Hale <robert at xxxxx> wrote:

> How will Major Cross compare with Spiral?
> Robert Hale
> Serious Honkage in Arizona
> youtube.com/DUKEofWAIL
> DUKEofWAIL.com
> On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 3:26 PM, Tony Eyers <tony at xxxxx> wrote:
> > Around 20 years ago I devised a harmonica tuning for fast bluegrass and
> > Irish tunes, and called it Major Cross. It has Major Scale notes in the
> > second or "cross" position used by most players. Major Cross requires no
> > bending, so fast tunes are much easier to play.
> >
> > While some players have adopted Major Cross, the instruments have been
> > hard to find.
> >
> > Not anymore. Seydel have released a Major Cross model, which is now
> > available "off the shelf".
> >
> > The instrument has a distinctive blue comb. Needless to say, I'm proud to
> > announce my own harmonica model. Check it out at the Seydel Major Cross
> > page below, which has video explanations etc. If the page comes up in
> > German, just hit the red "Switch to English" button.
> >
> > I'm (almost) always the only harmonica player at fast bluegrass and Irish
> > sessions, the Major Cross harmonicas allow me to keep up. Some of you may
> > be joining me soon, now that Major Cross instruments are easily had.
> >
> > http://seydel1847.de/majorcross
> > <http://seydel1847.de/majorcross>
> > ----------
> > Tony Eyers
> > Australia
> > www.HarmonicaAcademy.com
> > everyone plays...
> >


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