[Harp-L] Which Chromatic Harmonica - 12 or 14 hole?
Wed Apr 22 18:59:56 EDT 2020
Vern, I'm confused about the Orchestra tuning.
Both my CX12 and my Swan 1664 have the same relative tuning... meaning...
*SLIDE IN -- SLIDE OUT*
*C blow 1 -- C# blow 1*
*D draw 1 -- D# draw 1*
*E blow 2 -- *F blow 2
*F draw 2 -- F# draw 2*
*G blow 3 -- G# blow 3*
*A draw 3 -- A# draw3*
*B draw 4 -- *C draw 4
*C blow 5 -- C# blow 5*
etc and repeats on up the harp until you run out of holes
(Playing the large bold holes is my favorite way to play the chromatic
So if you blow 1 on the orchestra tuning harmonica you get the G that you
would normally get by blowing 3 on a traditional C tuned chromatic... right?
On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 2:58 PM Vern <jevern at xxxxx> wrote:
> My favorite harp is a Seydel Deluxe with steel reeds. Instead of a
> 14-holer, consider the “Orchestra” tuning. Key of C but G3 in hole one.
> Same tuning as your 16-holer but missing holes 1,2,15,16. That range will
> probably cover 99.9% of everything you will want to play.
> Stainless steel reeds have much longer fatigue life than do copper-alloy
> (brass, bronze) reeds.
> > On Apr 21, 2020, at 5:00 PM, Opus314 . <opus314 at xxxxx> wrote:
> > I've been playing around with the chromatic some. I have a Swan Chromatic
> > 64 and a Honer CX12.
> > I'm thinking about buying complimenting the CX12 with another 12
> > hole...and/or a 14 hole.
> > What do you guys suggest?
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