Sakura for 13 prepared guitars - and breaking strings :)

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Tuomas Kourula
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Sakura for 13 prepared guitars - and breaking strings :)

Postby Tuomas Kourula » Wed May 18, 2016 11:16 am

My guitar orchestra Kitarissimo! played a concert last weekend, including this piece, Sakura. The arrangement is a bit different from normal: all the guitars are "prepared" - they have various objects from pieces of foam to hairpins and even a comb inserted between the strings. The resulting sound is really fascinating, at least to me. :casque: :o

An unexpected but welcome bonus is the sound of a breaking bass string around one minute mark - I can't fault my students for not going all in :lol:


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Re: Sakura for 13 prepared guitars - and breaking strings :)

Postby Paul Janssen » Wed May 18, 2016 1:16 pm

Wow Tuomas, that was very cool. I agree with you, the resulting sound is really fascinating. Well done to you and your guitar orchestra.

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Re: Sakura for 13 prepared guitars - and breaking strings :)

Postby KeMe » Fri May 20, 2016 3:31 am

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
Outstanding performance! Wow! the sound from your orchestra is incredible. Congratulations to you and all of your students.

I teach 3 guitar orchestras of kids 9-12 year olds, and it's like trying to organize a box of grasshoppers to sing the same song at the same time. :smorfia: Tonight I'm wooshed.

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Re: Sakura for 13 prepared guitars - and breaking strings :)

Postby Mark Rose » Fri May 20, 2016 9:47 pm

Tuomas,
Very nice! Send some pictures of the setups so we can see what you did (in your spare time of course).

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Re: Sakura for 13 prepared guitars - and breaking strings :)

Postby Preludio » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:09 am

This was very nice, Tuomas. I really enjoyed the musical effect of the "preparationa" and impressed with the effort the students have put into the piece.
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Re: Sakura for 13 prepared guitars - and breaking strings :)

Postby Robin » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:10 pm

Hello Thomas,

I enjoyed hearing your student guitar orchestra, Kitarissimo!, playing the arrangement of Sakura! What a creative use of sound--and the snapped bass string couldn't have been staged more perfectly!

Thank you so much for sharing!

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Re: Sakura for 13 prepared guitars - and breaking strings :)

Postby James » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:47 am

Very good! Thank you1


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