Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - Lute Video

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Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - Lute Video

Post by SteveM » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:09 am



This is a favourite of mine. It is an instrumental version of Dowland's song 'Now, O now I needs must part'.
Hope you like it,
Steve

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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:31 am

Very nice, Steve. This piece is an evergreen and I love it. Your fingering looks very much like mine on the guitar.
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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by Vesuvio » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:54 am

Sounds lovely, Steve,

Many thanks, V :D
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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by SteveM » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:16 pm

Thank you both for listening & commenting
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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by John Spain » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:11 am

I love this piece, and this is a beautiful version. Thank you for your post.
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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by Cary W » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:42 pm

Thank you Steve...another winner. :bravo:

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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by GuitarVlog » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:42 pm

Very nicely done! I really enjoyed that. :D Which arrangement/publication did you use?

The audio is excellent. How did you do the video and what mic did you use?

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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by SteveM » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:00 pm

Thanks for listening & glad you liked it.
GuitarVlog - the arrangement I used is No. 23a from 'The collected lute music of John Dowland' by Diana Poulton & Basil Lam. I recorded the video & audio with the Zoom Q3HD which I find excellent for my purposes. I added a little reverb in the video editor.
Thanks again,
Steve

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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by GuitarVlog » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:09 am

SteveM wrote:I recorded the video & audio with the Zoom Q3HD which I find excellent for my purposes. I added a little reverb in the video editor.
I'll need to look into a Q3HD. :)

I couldn't help but notice that your lute was remarkably stable in its position. Are you using some sort of support device or a well-hidden strap?

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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by James Williams » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:42 pm

Great recording! I think you did a very nice job. John Dowland is quickly becoming one of my favourite early composers.

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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by stansby40 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:20 am

Great job, I have tried this on guitar using F# tuning and this video actually helps guitar versions as well. I love the lute and would like to get one one day. Thanks again.

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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by lucy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:13 pm

:bravo: Very enjoyable Steve. You make a wonderful sound on your lute. :casque: Thanks for posting.
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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by SteveM » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:27 pm

Thanks for the listen.
Stansby - I'm glad that you found the video useful for the fingerings. Obviously reading the lute tab gives you the original fingerings. Sometimes guitar editions have been edited & refingered and there's nothing wrong with that, but it's interesting to see the original and compare.
GuitarVlog - I'm not using any sort of strap to hold the lute. Depending on the height of my chair I use a footstool but tend to put both feet on it so that my thighs slope back towards my body. Lutes are slippery customers! some people use straps & in renaissance times I believe they sometimes used a piece of gut attached to the back of the lute with the other end looped over a jacket or waistcoat button. They also used to rest the lute on the edge of a table.
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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by GuitarVlog » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:44 pm

SteveM wrote:GuitarVlog - I'm not using any sort of strap to hold the lute. Depending on the height of my chair I use a footstool but tend to put both feet on it so that my thighs slope back towards my body. Lutes are slippery customers! some people use straps & in renaissance times I believe they sometimes used a piece of gut attached to the back of the lute with the other end looped over a jacket or waistcoat button. They also used to rest the lute on the edge of a table.
That seems to make for a very stable lute. I agree that they are slippery instruments.

Resting the lute on the edge of a table served another purpose as well; the wood-to-wood contact turned the table into an amplifier. A neat trick. :)

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Re: Dowland, John - The Frog Galliard - lute video

Post by Ted O'Farrell » Wed May 08, 2013 3:18 am

Nicely done! Thanks! :merci:

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