[Harp-L] what tuning is this?

Rick Dempster rickdempster33@xxxxx
Tue Oct 24 04:14:45 EDT 2017

It does resolve. It's in C and hangs there forever, and then does a sort of
D minor, E minor, F, G7 thing back to the C.
Sounds a bit Wonder-ful. Could be something like that tuning aforementioned
with that open 9th thing happening, and some pretty wide bends.
I could have done without a repeat performance demonstrating all the land
mines at his disposal, but that's just an old Luddite talking,
I liked it, anyhow.

On 24 October 2017 at 15:07, Venky Ramakrishna <jazzyvenky at xxxxx> wrote:

> Carlos del Junco has a nice tune recorded on one of his CDs and is probably
> on YouTube.
> On Oct 23, 2017 10:57 PM, "Gary Lehmann" <gnarlyheman at xxxxx> wrote:
> > That's funny--I just did a repair on a Lee Oskar and was going thru my
> > inventory of plates and parts--I have all my used LO harps in the same
> > place, and had just rediscovered this harp.
> > I tuned it by ear, from a live recording on YouTube. As I understand it,
> > this is the B-thing Tuning. I think this is the recording--
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3vJ1c55g5c
> > Kit did a lot of the LO tunings (according to him, and I have no reason
> to
> > mistrust him). I think this tuning is widely believed to his.
> > The one I did is from a G harp, but is the same tuning--check the chords
> at
> > 7:38--so it's designed to be played in 2nd position.
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 6:20 PM, <bad_hat at xxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > 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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