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Offline Gnarly He Man

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Pat Missin tuning
« on: September 09, 2023, 07:10:32 PM »
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
« Last Edit: September 09, 2023, 08:13:49 PM by Gnarly He Man »

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Re: Pat Missin tuning
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2023, 10:28:40 AM »
Not only did you do a great job of Summertime, but you looked a lot like Jimmy Buffett while playing ;)
Timely, Gnarly.  Very timely!
“Just here to harp on chromatics!”

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Re: Pat Missin tuning
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2023, 10:48:32 AM »
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!