[Harp-L] C6/Dm6 (was Re: Bebop tuning (was Bill Barrett))

Gary Lehmann gnarlyheman@xxxxx
Tue Jan 7 22:24:33 EST 2020

Happy to help—
Galison uses this tuning, as does Winslow. 

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> On Jan 7, 2020, at 5:36 PM, George Miklas <harmonicat at xxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> GM
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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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