What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:43 pm

Thanks, joachim. I've never had a new guitar before, so am not sure what to do with strings :roll: Only pulling your leg.

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The tuners are five-a-side Fusteros. Seem to work fine.

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by Altophile » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:18 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:03 pm
Not sure what you're hearing, David, but it's projecting really strongly, one of the loudest guitars I've played. Since making the video I've tuned it up a semitone, and it's sounding wonderful.

I agree, and actually pondered how crisp and clear the notes were despite the fact that you play without nails. I think that guitar's a winner:-) If you ever decide to sell it, I hope you'll give one of us first crack at it.

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:22 pm

Haha. Me? Sell a guitar? Never! ;-)

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by Kent » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:27 pm

Best feeling in the world:
Picking up a six string guitar after playing a 10 string guitar!
I do hope you enjoy it Rob!

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by eno » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:29 pm

WOW, so beautiful, I'm jealous! 10-string is on my next buy list.

Rob, you said that you plan to play contemporary pieces? There are two beautiful piece for 10-strings guitar that I absolutely love - search for Kozo Kanatani playing John Cage "Dream" and "In a Landscape". I wrote to Kozo asking for the scores but he did not respond unfortunately. May be some day I will do the transcription myself (I have the piano scores) or if anyone else could do that it would be fantastic. I assume it could be translated to 6-string as well but 10-strings accommodates better for the piano tonal range of the original piece.
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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:12 pm

I don't know about arranging those pieces by Cage, but I could sell you an arrangement of his 4'33" :-)

Kent, I know what you mean. But I'm contemplating doing a Yepes: once he got his 10-string, he completely abandoned the 6-string. But I haven't convinced myself yet...

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by decacorde » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:58 am

eno wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:29 pm
WOW, so beautiful, I'm jealous! 10-string is on my next buy list.

There are two beautiful piece for 10-strings guitar that I absolutely love - search for Kozo Kanatani playing John Cage "Dream" and "In a Landscape". I wrote to Kozo asking for the scores but he did not respond unfortunately. May be some day I will do the transcription myself (I have the piano scores) or if anyone else could do that it would be fantastic. I assume it could be translated to 6-string as well but 10-strings accommodates better for the piano tonal range of the original piece.
Kozo Kanatani offers free his arrangements of the Cage's pieces you mentioned. I post about his free score blog page last week. Link here:

https://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/ ... 1&t=122773

Enjoy!

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by decacorde » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:10 am

@Rob: I enjoyed your video and admired your first time testing with your 10-stringer. Your guitar has beautiful sight and sound indeed. Looking forward more videos of yours with the new insttument. Best.

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by MessyTendon » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:33 am

Ten strings...gut, no nails...wound gut basses...go all in.

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:47 am

Decacorde - thankyou. It was maybe too soon to make a video, but it's done now. And now the work begins. It's now at 415 pitch, and sounding great. I might next try low-tension strings at 440, but there's no hurry. I can imagine some players using extra-high tension strings at 440, played with hard nails, and getting more volume. But, believe me, it's loud enough already. I've started work on Gilbert Isbin's Tombeau For Erik Satie, which uses all ten strings.

Messy - it's on my mind...

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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by eno » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:33 am

decacorde wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:58 am
Kozo Kanatani offers free his arrangements of the Cage's pieces you mentioned. I post about his free score blog page last week. Link here:
https://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/ ... 1&t=122773
Enjoy!
O, thank you so much! I missed that thread
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Re: What a relief! 10-string arrives in one piece!

Post by fast eddie » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:11 am

Very beautiful and interesting. However I am fully challenged by m 6 string's.
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