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6 keys on the Newton Fourkey diatonic
« on: April 04, 2013, 11:36:39 AM »
6 keys on the Newton Fourkey diatonic.

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Re: 6 keys on the Newton Fourkey diatonic
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2023, 10:11:51 AM »
Ten years after (not the band) and I am reapproaching this tuning, stay tuned ( ::)) for new videos.

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Re: 6 keys on the Newton Fourkey diatonic
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2023, 01:30:00 PM »
Aaand, here it is—Layla, harmonica and guitar.
https://youtu.be/RIFn28LjPYQ

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Re: 6 keys on the Newton Fourkey diatonic
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2023, 09:18:15 PM »
https://youtu.be/81pz8Gi5J6k
Same tune, but using two harps.

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Re: 6 keys on the Newton Fourkey diatonic
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2023, 10:40:43 AM »
Outstanding !

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Re: 6 keys on the Newton Fourkey diatonic
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2023, 11:11:26 AM »
Thanks Danny!
The Fourkey has 10 out of 12 notes of the chromatic scale, and the other two are available as draw bends.
So one could play in all 12 keys, but I wouldn’t want to have to.
My big idea is to use it along with guitar, then switch to chromatic after I capture the guitar with a looper.
Right so far!

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Re: 6 keys on the Newton Fourkey diatonic
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2023, 10:44:13 AM »
Instead of going to sleep last night, I discovered this—
The root of each of the four keys is a blow note (I knew that), and the 3rd and 7th of each key are going to be draw notes.
That’s going to be useful when I try to visualize where the next note is (5 holes per octave is a lot of territory).
Unrelated (or not) trivia, every major scale has the five notes of the previous (and/or subsequent) pentatonic.
So the key of C includes the F Penta (F G A C D) as well as the G Penta (G A B D E).
Put them all together they spell mother.