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jazmaan

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"Bye Bye Blackbird" Tuning?
« on: November 12, 2012, 11:28:39 AM »
I was perusing the Seydel configurator today and noticed a new (to me) Chromatic tuning they are offering, "Richer BBB (Bye Bye Bird)" .   I wonder where this came from?  Its not listed on Overblow.Com so they didn't get it there.  I wonder who plays it?  I thought it was interesting that its only listed as a Chromatic tuning, not also available as a diatonic tuning.  I assume this tuning to be conducive for playing the song "Bye Bye Blackbird"?

  Slide Out :  C  E  G  C  E  G  C  E  G  C  E  G
                   D  G  B  D  F  A  B  D  F  A  B  D

Slide In:       C#  F   G# C# F   G# C# F   G# C# F G#
                   D# G# C   D# F# A# C   D# F# A# C D#
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Re: "Bye Bye Blackbird" Tuning
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 11:31:09 AM »
Not clear which is blow or draw . . .

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Re: "Bye Bye Blackbird" Tuning?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 11:33:04 AM »
Blow is shown above draw for both slide out and slide in, mirroring the Seydel configurator (different than the Overblow.Com system which I prefer.)  Just picture two diatonic harps stacked.   

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 11:52:13 AM »
I don't know about this one, but it appears to be a normal Richter tuning with two extra holes--is it low tuned? Probably, meant for "Bye Bye Bird" by SBW. But why a slide harp? He did it on a 365 Hohner 14 hole . . .

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Re: "Bye Bye Blackbird" Tuning?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 12:11:19 PM »
Ok, I think you've explained it Gary.  "Bye Bye Bird" by Sonny Boy.  Not a jazz tuning at all.   Thanks.   And the reason it doesn't show on the Seydel diatonic configurator is because its not a 10 hole tuning.  Maybe it would show up if I looked at their 12 hole harps.   

I also noticed that Seydel is selling a "Standard Chromatic" at a reduced price but its a valveless chromatic "for outdoor playing"!  ;D  Doesn't look like its configurable.    I sure do wish they'd make some of their other chromatics configurable.  I'm not a big fan of the Deluxe.

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Re: "Bye Bye Blackbird" Tuning?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 03:05:51 PM »
I was perusing the Seydel configurator today and noticed a new (to me) Chromatic tuning they are offering, "Richer BBB (Bye Bye Bird)" .   I wonder where this came from?  Its not listed on Overblow.Com so they didn't get it there.  I wonder who plays it?  I thought it was interesting that its only listed as a Chromatic tuning, not also available as a diatonic tuning.  I assume this tuning to be conducive for playing the song "Bye Bye Blackbird"?

  Slide Out :  C  E  G  C  E  G  C  E  G  C  E  G
                   D  G  B  D  F  A  B  D  F  A  B  D

Slide In:       C#  F   G# C# F   G# C# F   G# C# F G#
                   D# G# C   D# F# A# C   D# F# A# C D#

Maybe I'm blind but I don't see any A's in the bottom five holes???

Bluesy/

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Re: "Bye Bye Blackbird" Tuning?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 04:53:37 PM »
Standard diatonic tuning doesn't have fa or la in the first octave.
Poor diatonic harmonica . . .  :'(