[Harp-L] Bebop tuning (was Bill Barrett)

George Miklas harmonicat@xxxxx
Tue Jan 7 20:36:00 EST 2020

Gary, Good point, and thank you for clarification. I'll admit that I lost
track of the origin, as I have been responding to my customer who named his
harmonica "Bebop" and wanted me to recreate it in all keys for him.

So, I do most humbly stand corrected. My customer's harmonica tuning is in
fact.... Major 6th tuning.

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On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 5:50 PM Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx> wrote:

> Just to be clear—
> A bebop scale has eight tone, usually the major seventh and dominant
> seventh are both included, but there are others.
> Changing blow 4 to an A doesn’t add tones, there are still 7 tones, it
> just gives you a nice enharmonic.
> So C6 tuning is not a bebop tuning.
> On Jan 7, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Michael Rubin <
> michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx> wrote:
> My understanding of Bebop tuyning is Gary's explanation, not including
> hole 12.
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 12:53 PM George Miklas <harmonicat at xxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Gary, you are tuning to the Dominant 7th (m7) tuning. I believe Bebop
>> tuning lowers 4 and 8 to "A" to create the Major 6th chord. (4 & 8 button
>> in Bb). I have a customer that has had me tune all of his CX-12s in all
>> keys to Bebop M6 tuning.
>> *--------------------------*

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