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    This seems to be the logical consequence when you want an OM and all you've got is a guitar, though the courses are very far apart. How is it tuned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    This seems to be the logical consequence when you want an OM and all you've got is a guitar, though the courses are very far apart. How is it tuned?
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    Interesting instrument. I've never noticed a tres before. Just what I need, another instrument to learn

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    Yes, it's an interesting instrument. Try to teach it too.
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    Especially interesting is that link above which shows a tres made on a modern Martin Lxm body. I did not know they made such a thing.
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    Art & Lutherie made a tres cubano, not currently though but I see them used occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    This seems to be the logical consequence when you want an OM and all you've got is a guitar, though the courses are very far apart. How is it tuned?
    Gg CC Ee is most common.

    The strings are far apart for a reason - the way it is played traditionally is rhythmically aggressive:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    Gg CC Ee is most common.

    The strings are far apart for a reason - the way it is played traditionally is rhythmically aggressive:

    Yes. This is a typical style. But I'm from the Czech Republic, I'm not from Cuba. So I do not where this style of play. That's why I make my own style
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    Quote Originally Posted by ondrej View Post
    Yes. This is a typical style. But I'm from the Czech Republic, I'm not from Cuba. So I do not where this style of play. That's why I make my own style
    I love to play instruments in non-traditional ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ondrej View Post
    Yes. This is a typical style. But I'm from the Czech Republic, I'm not from Cuba. So I do not where this style of play. That's why I make my own style
    That's fine - I was just explaining why the strings are far apart on many tres cubanos.

    BTW, I'm from New Orleans, not Cuba, but I learned to play tres from Cubans in New Orleans, so I do play the traditional way.

    Frankly, It's interesting to see the tres used in other genres, as it still is sort of rare outside of son , son montuno and other traditional Cuban musical forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    That's fine - I was just explaining why the strings are far apart on many tres cubanos.
    It's OK.
    Those strings are really far apart. So far I have been looking for the best left hand position.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    BTW, I'm from New Orleans, not Cuba, but I learned to play tres from Cubans in New Orleans, so I do play the traditional way.

    Frankly, It's interesting to see the tres used in other genres, as it still is sort of rare outside of son , son montuno and other traditional Cuban musical forms.
    So far I have been researching the traditional style of books and youtube. But it's not as good as a teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ondrej View Post
    It's OK.
    Those strings are really far apart. So far I have been looking for the best left hand position.



    So far I have been researching the traditional style of books and youtube. But it's not as good as a teacher.
    There are some good youtube sources, particularly in Spanish.

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