Paddy Richter Tuning is fun to play and easy to learn! In this video I show how it is great for several different styles and common positions on the harp.
I originally came up with the tuning for playing Irish music (hence the name :) It only involves a small change to the standard tuning: hole 3 blow is raised a tone (two semitones); the rest of the harps stays the same.
It works well in Cross Harp (2nd Position), Straight harp (1st Position), 3rd Position, 4th Position, 5th Position, as well as 11th and 12th Positions. You can play lots of different styles with it too: Celtic, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Ethnic...
HARPS FOR SALE If you want to try a harp already tuned in Paddy Richter for yourself, I offer the Suzuki Promaster MR-350V model, which comes half-valved (Im using a D Promaster in Paddy Richter in this video). Just go to the page marked YOUTUBE ORDERS (top left on my website) for the ordering info:
DOWNLOAD SHEET MUSIC, HARP TAB & MP3s If you want to learn the tune I start & finish with (The Kerry Reel),f or a modest sum, I will email to you 3 files:
1. A PDF file of the WRITTEN MUSIC and HARMONICA TABLATURE for the tune. If you don't read music, Harp Tab tells you what notes/breath/hole to play. (Extra background about the tune and other relevant info is included).
2. MP3 of the tune played at NORMAL SPEED, as on the video.
3. MP3 of the tune played REAL SLOW, so you can pick up all the subtle nuances and tricky bits.