If you have never tried Scottish lute music - many pieces work beautifully on CG (with sometimes a little tweaking as there are lower bass notes in especially the later lute pieces) . At the moment I am trying a couple of the excellent Mister Beck's arrangements of traditional (maybe pop) songs in the late 17th century (from Balcarres lute book).Erik Zurcher wrote:Bless you, Rob! Keep all those plates spinning even without possessing lutes for the sake of art, in particular Scottish art. It's a rotten job, but someone's got to do it and you are best qualified. Have you ever considered joining forces with Matthew McAllister or Allan Neave to preserve Scottish lute music? I believe that the three of you could stimulate students at the RCS to study, play and appreciate Scottish lute music. Just an idea!
Thanks Tony! It's definitely a work in progressTonyyyyy wrote:With nails I tend to have less contact with the string - no-nails more contact. That may help to avoid misses and random louder notes. As Rob says no-nails needs a rather different technique and we find out what works partly by experimentation
I just have to put in my two cents here haha...I've been perusing your YouTube channel and I have to say that the instrument I prefer by FAR is the Torres copy by Michael Nalysnyk. The sound that you make come out of that thing is nothing less than amazing. I don't know if you own that guitar or not...but how much better could you actually get than that?! I'm guessing it's a copy of Torres' first epoch instruments so it's more like a romantic period guitar, but you've played Tarrega and even Lauro on it proving that it can handle modern music. The Lauro especially sounds soooo good, it's a sound that's uncommon in the CG world but I wish it weren't! In fact, a David Russell video of "La Negra" auto-queued and started playing after your performance on YouTube and it sounded so harsh and metallic to me. Don't get me wrong, I love David's playing - but I think we need more nail-less players playing on smaller bodied instruments in this age of ping-pong ball nails and carbon fiber guitars haha..RobMacKillop wrote:...and I want to raise money for a really good classical guitar.
Buuuut, would the copy sound close to the original even if you could afford it??RobMacKillop wrote:The current Ramirez workshop makes a copy of one like it, but at a price I will never be able to afford, ever. Ah well...
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