[Harp-L] what tuning is this?
Mon Oct 23 21:20:11 EDT 2017
Years ago I attended a harmonica workshop led by Lee Oskar. It was held
at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix Arizona. A lot of what the workshop was
about was tuning. Lee had us tune to an odd configuration. I have
never been able to figure out what the purpose of the tuning was. I'm
not even sure I have it right, well I have the harmonica and I can
garner the tuning from that but did I get it right in the moment? I
suspect if it is in fact a useful tuning that the originator was more
likely Kit Gamble not Lee Oskar. Ok, typing in the tuning below. I'd
love to hear fro someone who knew what this was for.
Blow C F# A D F# A D F# A D
Draw G A C# E G B C E G B
Retuned from a D harmonica. If I searched hard enough I could probably
find the handout for this. I wasn't adept at this. I had retuned
plenty but I kept tuning the wrong reed, it's not changing, it's not
changing. Maybe it's me, Lee didn't strike me as the most patient
teacher. Interesting day.
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