Author Topic: Alternate Tunings Rebuffed - Which Alternate Tuning I Will Never Play And Why?  (Read 3162 times)

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Go ahead.  Get it off your chest.  You'll feel better.

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Go ahead.  Get it off your chest.  You'll feel better.
Unnecessary new topic. It's been covered on other threads. And coming from a proponent of diminished tuning, cynical and disingenuous, IMO.

I've met you. You're charming and engaging. This doesn't sound like the person I got to know briefly at SPAH. Please, let it be.

Tom
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No, no, Tom. This is legitimate and worthwhile.
I tried the True Chromatic tuning. It is sort of circular, it's tuned in fixed intervals, but changes tonality in every octave--the tuning alternates minor and major thirds, so every other hole is a perfect fifth way.
http://www.truechromatic.com/why.php
Why will I never play it? The chords, although there are plenty, are scattered all over the instrument. And I have settled on a chromatic tuning that I like better, one which is easy to create with a mininum of retuning.

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No, no, Tom. This is legitimate and worthwhile.
I tried the True Chromatic tuning. It is sort of circular, it's tuned in fixed intervals, but changes tonality in every octave--the tuning alternates minor and major thirds, so every other hole is a perfect fifth way.
http://www.truechromatic.com/why.php
Why will I never play it? The chords, although there are plenty, are scattered all over the instrument. And I have settled on a chromatic tuning that I like better, one which is easy to create with a mininum of retuning.

Gary, I clicked on your link. Not to pull anybody's chain, but it sounds like a wonderful tuning. If we are to believe Seydel, we'd all be playing "chromatic". Too bad the actual layout isn't there to study. I know you're going to post a link, right?
And what about the chromatic tuning you like better?

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Likewise, augmented will probably never be my main tuning, even though I really like it, because I like to try out too many new harmonicas, and for me the conversion is too difficult/expensive.

This might not be an issue for someone with more resources or for someone who likes to do their own work.

I'd much rather have a dedicated thread for this topic than to have it continually brought up in threads where it derails the intended discussion.


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True chromatic tuning sounds cool.  Sounds like an augy/dimi hybrid.  What is the range for a 12 holer?  Oh no, we are getting off topic already!
« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 12:15:20 PM by chromaddict »

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I'd much rather have a dedicated thread for this topic than to have it continually brought up in threads where it derails the intended discussion.
Well, there is that. Thanks for the explanation.

Tom
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You can check out the manual, it has the tuning in it.
http://www.truechromatic.com/manual/true_chromatic_manual_EN.pdf