diatonic Section > diatonic Discussion

Pat Missin tuning

(1/1)

Gnarly He Man:
I went looking today for a harp with a tuning to enable me to play the melody to Summertime easily, and found it!
At first I was puzzled as to just what it was, I had marked it “Missin”.
Turns out, it is a tuning Pat had told me he was playing a lot, here’s what it is.
Built from a low F, it goes like this:
F A D F A C D F A C
g c e  g b d e  g b d

So it’s Melody Maker on the bottom and Power Chromatic on top.

https://youtu.be/xWzvp6gvtqI?si=XYhq3oEP46jVlSg3

brorat:
Not only did you do a great job of Summertime, but you looked a lot like Jimmy Buffett while playing ;)
Timely, Gnarly.  Very timely!

Gnarly He Man:
Thanks Doug, I’m gonna putting some more time into it.
The secret sauce in this formula is the raised draw 5. This permutation has the Paddy blow 3 from Melody Maker, but the “chain step” on 6 and 7, which I will forever associate with Brendan Power, gives a lot of chromaticity to the top end.
Just have to remember where the notes are!

Navigation

[0] Message Index

Go to full version