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StevieB

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Re: I like alternative tuning
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2019, 08:58:06 AM »
I even do it to the Chrom!

I interested in the bebop tuning , is there a chart ?
I can't find it ( not searching the correct words or something)

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Re: I like alternative tuning
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2019, 11:11:02 AM »
Basically a standard solo tuning with the first of the double ('C') notes down tuned a full step (to 'Bb').
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Re: I like alternative tuning
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2019, 11:11:41 AM »
Charts should show up. Gnarley has posted a lot of info, and did a nice SPAH presentation.

But simply drop the first duplicate C a full tone to a Bb (and drop it’s button in note too)
So if solo is:
 C/D. E/F. G/A. C/B. C/D. E/F. G/A. C/B. C/D. E/F. G/A. C/B.

Bebop is :
  C/D. E/F. G/A. Bb/B. C/D. E/F. G/A. Bb/B. C/D. E/F. G/A. C/B.


You can also replace the same note with an A. For Paddy Bop, or C6 tuning or whatever it’s called.
Or change both notes in the hole to B/C which makes it kind of like a hybrid between solo and circular.
I have never done the last, but it looks like it might be nice too

 C/D. E/F. G/A. B/C. C/D. E/F. G/A. B/C. C/D. E/F. G/A. B/C. (C/B ?)

All look cool with or without a button.



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Re: I like alternative tuning
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2019, 11:55:43 AM »
Good job Eric!
Lots of cool alterations to solo tuning . . . that redundant C note bugs me (I still play standard, most of the chromatic repair work that comes to me is solo tuned).
The C6 tuning is popular with folks who play in first position a lot (in C) {by Terry Riley} [please ignore the last comment].
I like bebop myself . . . but am putting some time in on Power Chromatic, it has the A on 4 blow but also raises the F on draw 2.
Or you can go all the way and ruin a perfectly good chromatic instrument, turn a 12 hole into a Chordomonica by changing the draw chord to G7, the blow button chord to F, and the draw button chord to Eb diminished. I like it, but it's not chromatic any more!

Diminished and augmented tunings have less to do with solo tuning, but I don't deny their virtues.

Rory Hoffman has an interesting chordomonica tuning, here's the video.