Weiss Fantasie on 10-string

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Weiss Fantasie on 10-string

Post by soltirefa » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:26 am

This guy sure has a lot of videos and he's very good. I think David Norton may have posted about this guy before. I am guessing his 9th and 10th strings are re-entrant and the lowest note is the 8th string, but not sure. Need to watch it again.

https://youtu.be/VGNrNRINz3Q

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Re: Weiss Fantasie on 10-string

Post by David_Norton » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:44 am

He's a really excellent 10-string player, and yes I have mentioned him before. Basically he's using a modified Yepes tuning scheme, 10=F#, 9=G, 8=low B, and 7= low D. The only difference here is that in "pure Yepes tuning" the 8th string would be an octave higher.
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Re: Weiss Fantasie on 10-string

Post by soltirefa » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:29 pm

David_Norton wrote:He's a really excellent 10-string player, and yes I have mentioned him before. Basically he's using a modified Yepes tuning scheme, 10=F#, 9=G, 8=low B, and 7= low D. The only difference here is that in "pure Yepes tuning" the 8th string would be an octave higher.
Well if it were "pure" the G would be G#, the 8th would be A# an octave higher, and the low D would be a low C. But who's paying attention. :D

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Re: Weiss Fantasie on 10-string

Post by David_Norton » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:10 pm

True, but as opposed to ABCD tuning is what I was going after...... Yepes used to use half/whole tone scordaturae frequently.

And now that I look back at it, this is the same tuning that Vince Macaluso used most of the time (F#-G-B-D).
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Re: Weiss Fantasie on 10-string

Post by Luuttuaja » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:20 pm

Both his guitar and his playing sounds good. Gotta see some more of his playing.

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Re: Weiss Fantasie on 10-string

Post by Overlook7 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:20 pm

Forgive me for asking but are the 4 low strings ever or rarely played by fretting with the left hand or are they always played open string?

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Re: Weiss Fantasie on 10-string

Post by attila57 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:15 pm

Overlook7 wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forgive me for asking but are the 4 low strings ever or rarely played by fretting with the left hand or are they always played open string?
The 9th and 10th strings are too far for me to fret them, except for some positions. I routinely fret strings up to the 8th, particularly the 7th: it can be fretted easily. Those who have big hands might be able to fret all 10.

That's why I use re-entrant tuning: 7th or 8th as lowest strings, 9th & 10th tuned according to need.
I can only recommend this way of tuning.

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Re: Weiss Fantasie on 10-string

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Sun May 14, 2017 1:25 am

Wow, this piece is wonderful and the playing is amazing! Very nice looking 10 string guitar as well! Thank you for sharing the link to this video. I definitely will want to watch more of his videos.

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