I know I'm in the minority, but ...

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soltirefa
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I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby soltirefa » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:13 pm

I don't like guitar and flute duos. I find the flute shrill, especially if the player isn't really good. Often I will start off liking it, but within a short time I want to stop listening. Any other oddballs like me out there?

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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby markodarko » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:19 pm

Yep.
Negative, I am a meat popsicle.

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Alain Cloutier
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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby Alain Cloutier » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:27 pm

Me too, and on top of it the guitar often sounds like a typewriter in the background.

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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby Jack Douglas » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:46 pm

I disagree! When both instruments are played well the result is wonderful and very pleasurable!
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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby Pat Dodson » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:47 pm

I often get irritated by it too. But I think much depends on how well the stage positions or the recording balance the instruments.

Take a look on the tube at the

Junnonen & Kumela / Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango

for a superior recording (and performance) that works.

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Postby AndreiKrylov » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:12 pm

soltirefa wrote:I don't like guitar and flute duos. I find the flute shrill, especially if the player isn't really good. Often I will start off liking it, but within a short time I want to stop listening. Any other oddballs like me out there?

I like. I play both instruments. composed a bit of music for them... :)
I'd better speak by music...Please listen Andrei Krylov at Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Prime etc. Thanks!

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Michael.N.
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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby Michael.N. » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:20 pm

I prefer the recorder. Somehow I think it sounds like a more harmonious combination.


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Lars Hannibal does play guitar as well, frequently with Petri.
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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby Paul Janssen » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:12 pm

I disagree. Listen to the Album Bidla by Aisling Agnew (Flute) and Matthew McAllister (Guitar & Forum member). It's a great Album that really showcases how well a flute and guitar duet can work.

I do agree that other woodwind instruments also work well like recorder (already mentioned) and Clarinet. I suspect that Oboe might also work although I've never heard an Oboe/Guitar duet.

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Postby eyedoc » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:49 am

Flute and guitar is a wonderful combination, as performed by many superb duos: Cavatina Duo, AlmaNova Duo, and the Agnew McAlister Duo as mentioned above. I also perform in a flute/guitar Duo that doubles as guitar/guitar. We find the audiences enjoy both combinations equally well,
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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby Altophile » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:58 am

If a flute and lute can go together well, then certainly a flute and guitar can:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5S1xOyp13Q

With that said, a little lute and flute or guitar and flute go a long way for me. Definitely not something I'd want to listen to regularly.

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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby brianvds » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:23 am

Michael.N. wrote:I prefer the recorder. Somehow I think it sounds like a more harmonious combination.


You took the words right out of my keyboard. :-)

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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby simonm » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:40 am

For a real treat, how about guitar with an inexperienced player on bag-pipes. :mrgreen:

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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby brianvds » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:21 am

simonm wrote:For a real treat, how about guitar with an inexperienced player on bag-pipes. :mrgreen:


You might as well save the money for the guitarist - no one will hear him anyway. Not above the wailing of the pipes and the jeering of the audience. ;-)

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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby PeteJ » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:58 am

Here's one I rescued off cassette for a friend and posted. I love it.

https://youtu.be/rIdZ_aLoGxo

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Re: I know I'm in the minority, but ...

Postby Tim W » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:12 pm

Guitarist William Feasley often performs with an oboist as the D'Amore Duo. They have released several recordings and there are some Youtube performances available. I like the combination.


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