[Harp-L] SOPHISTICATED LADY on a Midi Harmonica and NEW Chord harp tuning!
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!
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:
> 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
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 9:54 AM, Richard Hunter <rhunter377 at xxxxx>
>> 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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