[Harp-L] what tuning is this?

Ben Bouman benbouman16@xxxxx
Wed Oct 25 04:03:32 EDT 2017

I have this tuning now for some years after hearing Carlos del Junco doing his song called B-thing. 
You can indeed bend hole 1 draw 6 semi-tones. 

I love doing this during my workshops/demos..  people are completely shocked by this because it is something you hardly hear. 
The lowered 7 draw is very useful , it is nice to have it instead of having to play the 6 overdraw..  plus you get a nice blow bend on 7 so it is easier to play a fast chromatic lick around holes 6 and 7.

I retuned Richter harps but now I prefer to replace the reeds to get that tuning.

Kindest regards, met vriendelijke groeten,

Ben Bouman

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> Op 25 okt. 2017, om 02:14 heeft Shuffling via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx> het volgende geschreven:
> Michael,
> Would appreciate your clarifying your last point: "The real trip is the bends in 1 draw are Gb, F, E, Eb, D and Db."
> Are you saying that with this tuning, you can bend the 1 draw down 6 half-steps???
> David
>      From: Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx>
> To: The Iceman <icemanle at xxxxx> 
> Cc: harp-l <harp-l at xxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] what tuning is this?
> This is only different from standard tuning in hole 1 and 7 draw.  7 draw
> has been lowered one half step, giving us the flat 3rd in cross harp, a
> handy blues note, the flat 7th in straight, also a handy blues note and the
> flat 6th in third, very handy for most types of minor music.
> 1 draw is now G, the flat seventh in cross, very handy, the fourth in
> first, no real big help and the flat third in third, real handy.
> 1 blow is C, the same note as 7 draw.
> The real trip is the bends in 1 draw are Gb, F, E, Eb, D and Db.
> This tuning has great possibilities.
> Michael Rubin
> michaelrubinharmonica.com
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 5:37 AM, The Iceman via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx>
> wrote:

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