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that was wierd!


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Brad,

Very cool!  I love that medieval stuff!

But even I (who assert that the 5-string banjo is a harp guitar!) doubt that we could make much of a case for the "Crwth" being a harp guitar variant.
Indeed, the instrument pictured in the video seems to be a type of bowed lyre popular in the middle ages, of which the Welsh Crwth (one of my favorite words, the only word I know that actually uses "W" as a vowel), is one of the better known examples.  Here's the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crwth

Apparently there were a lot of variations on this theme; on "the continent" they referred to it as the Bowed Rotte.  I'm no expert, and I didn't even read the Wikipedia entry, but it appears to be generally bowed,  with a flat fingerboard and bridge so you'd have to bow either just the first string or all of them.  The ones that look like sub-bass harp strings are drones, like on a bagpipe, or more accurately a hurdy-gurdy.  I'd have to look again to be sure, but I think the one in the video looked to have metal frets.  This would probably indicate a very modernized version, and more friendly to plucking, more harp guitar-like, yes, but not traditional.  I'd say it's in the category of harp-fiddle.....?

And that keyed fiddle played by the other guy, essentially a hurdy-gurdy but played with a bow rather than a cranked disk, is very cool, too.

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Hey gang, Dave Rex here, sorry for not checking in lately, I took a temp job at Adobe and am staying in Seattle for a bit.  Tone has been corrosponding mostly with our account and is still working in the garage building some new guitars.

 I like the new harp guitar group on youtube.  I recently added a couple videos of an open mic i did here in the city with a guy on beat box .  turned out alright, i want to do some better studio versions with this guy cuz it sounded so good with harp guitar.  anyhow, they are recent adds to the group or the link to them is here:


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havent sent in my registration yet for HGG5, but i will probably be flying down on that thursday.  Hope to see you soon!

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For Michael Hedges fans: I stumbled on this guy on youtube who has a ton of Michael Hedges videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/type3secretion

I noticed this when I found a cool old Michael Hedges interview with Charlie Rose! (Didn't know he had a show back then!):
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I added Metheny's "sound of water" to the video section of you tube.





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Thanks Nate. Looks like the rumors were true - he lost one of the Picasso's necks.
Meanwhile, I stumbled across this poor quality cellphone video that shows the guy (Angelo Branduardi) who owns that latest instrument from Davide Castellaro (shown below)...from this woman's blog.  These creations are showing up in a wide variety of places...


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I thought this was great with both luthier and player. I hope there will be more of this kind of stuff in the future.



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Thanks Steve - me too.  A great documentary.  On the other side of the spectrum, here's a guy playing a re-strung version of that cheap new eBay Bruno copy:



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Hmm.. Kind of had an epileptic fit in the middle of that doc. That editing is... Special.

Also kind of rubbed me the wrong way in that he claims this is a new idea, when there are quite a few previous examples of such instruments? Or is he talking about just the add-on bit (which I also believe has been done before). But alas, I pick nits.

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Yes, Darrell, I'm sure he was referring to the "sidecar" being the new idea.
True, that one short bit of moving jump cuts was the one less than stellar bit.

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He's talking about just the add on bit, Darrell. The detachable treble add on. Don't think anyone did the sidecar before Perlman...


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Ahh. OK. I was thinking about the sub bass attachment systems of Cumpiano and Holcroft (in the Other Forms gallery); I thought they had also done treble bank attachments, but I guess Holcroft's was done after Perlman's (?). Has anyone here ever played either of those solid sub arm attachments? They look really heavy - but a fun way into Harpomania.


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Sitar guitars are related to harp guitars and here is a fine bit of cross over between the two...





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Hi Darrell,

I played the Remora sub-bass attachment back when Cumpiano first made it.  It was made for Sean MacLean who was a friend of mine in college.  Sean was a HUGE Hedges fan.  I do, in fact, recall that the Remora was quite heavy.  By itself, the thing is probably heavier than most whole harp guitars.  I traded a couple of emails with Sean a couple years back and then he dropped off the radar again.  It is a shame.  I had hoped to get him to a gathering to visit with him and that crazy thing.

Take care!

--Frank

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"Can y'all see this pig?"



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No pig. Michael


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Ahh, he renamed the links. Here, try this:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TimMayMusic

Chapter 8 features the HG, but they're all great for Gibby fans. Oink Oink!

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lots of new videos on you tube (under our group)
check em out!

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OK, how does this fit in the organology chart?



Harp-Stick?



Harp-Stick-Bass?

...or just double-neck-sticks?



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Does anyone know what happened to the "Add this video to a Group" button?
I don't see it anywhere anymore...
Jim Kline posted another 5 great videos, but didn't add them all to our group yet...
If you're into super-trebles, this is the #2 guy, hot on John's heels (somewhat different styles).


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It's strange... When you go to the Group section and select the Add Video option, there's an option there to add videos from your favorites, so I added the Kline videos to my favorites and when I went back the the HG group and selected Add Video and then the Favorites option, it didn't display the new videos I added to my favorites.

Not sure what the deal is....

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I have been adding the videos on our group.  you first need to put it under your favorites then add to harp guitar group.  I could not find the "new" five videos you were talking about.  I added Scarborough fair, bardou stuff etc.  Where those the ones you were referring to?  Maybe we should consult Mr. YouTube....

I have since ordered (and recieved) Bardou's second album.  It does feature the instrumentals Si Bheg Si Mhor and the alchemist dance as well as many vocal tunes.


btw: Brad, nice picture of your instrument.  How about something larger.

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Hey nate,

I'll see if videos in my favorites section show up when I try to add videos to the group again. For whatever reason, they didn't show up after I added the videos to my favorites section when I tried to add a video to the group on the group page...

Actually, my new avatar is not a picture of the instrument at all. It's the mould used to bend the back and sides.

I just thought I'd add a little preview. I hope to have the 2nd article finished once the instrument is finished. When that comes out, everything will become clear.

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See note in HGG5 thread - view and rate it!

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here is my contribution to the youtube world:
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=vZJ7jEXjVuM

It is the last big one I've made! Am I a so bad player??? yesssss


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