[Harp-L] SOPHISTICATED LADY on a Midi Harmonica and NEW Chord harp tuning!

Shirley, John John_Shirley@xxxxx
Wed Oct 11 14:22:17 EDT 2017

You can also save and edit tunings in any midi sequencer (included with most recording software). These tunings can be quickly  uploaded (under a minute) to the DM48 from the computer or phone, so there's practically no limit to the tunings that can be stored and ready to go!

- John

Dr. John Shirley, Professor
Department of Music
The University of Massachusetts Lowell

> On Oct 11, 2017, at 11:07 AM, Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx> wrote:
> Richard,
> You are correct.  There are 10 tunings that can be saved on the
> instrument.  Although I haven't looked into it I believe you can save more
> on the website.
> This would enable you to pick a specific voicing for the song as you are
> enabled to put the notes in whatever order you wish but also choose the
> octave of the particular note.
> However,It may be a challenging endeavor as there are only 12 holes on the
> harp.  Let's say each chord has 4 notes.  You can type in 3 blow chord,3
> draw chords, 3 when button one is pushed while blowing and 3 while button
> one is pushed by drawing.  Then you can set up the other two buttons to
> create other key versions of the built in chords.  So if you song had 12
> chord types, this is doable.  Or like me, you can  have two chords that
> share chord tones built in next to one another.
> So far my tuning has been pretty hard to stump as I play through the real
> books.
> Michael
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 9:54 AM, Richard Hunter <rhunter377 at xxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Michael Rubin wrote:
>> <Be clear I am not saying any of this is BETTER than what the keyboardist
>> <can do.  It is just different.  I agree with you that the different
>> <voicings on a keyboard are a great advantage.  For a simple song with just
>> <a few chords, different voicings could be programmed into the WILD chords.
>> <
>> <Finally, there is the novelty of the instrument.  WHen I perform with my
>> <DM48, I am bombarded by audience members after the show wanting to discuss
>> <it.  The keyboard has lost its shine in that respect.
>> Thanks Michael for the detailed response.  One minor technical correction:
>> vibrato is usually controlled on a keyboard using a wheel, ribbon, or
>> rotary controller that can send a range of values to the vibrato circuit.
>> So it's not simply on/off.
>> It occurred to me while I read your notes that one could set up different
>> chord structures in the DM-48 corresponding directly to different songs, as
>> opposed to using a general layout that's applicable to a range of songs.
>> Is that correct?  How many different memories for tuning layouts can be
>> stored in the DM-48?
>> thanks, Richard Hunter
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