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    I have a mid-1980s Sobell 10-string cittern that I swap back and forth from 10-string fifth's tuning, to five strings (in 5-string banjo orientation). So, going from a mando instrument to a banjola (wooden-top banjo, banjo lute, whatever term you like), by merely changing the type of strings; no alteration to the nut or saddle.

    For these nature/music videos, I tuned the Sobell to 5-string banjo double-C tuning: gCGCD.

    Jessica Peterson is playing wooden flutes. She also shot the nature scenes and set them to the music. The recording of the Sobell is unprocessed. There are a couple of other videos on the channel, featuring cello banjo and flute.




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    I especially enjoy the sound of the second video, "Consonance" - nice!

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    Beautiful. Just beautiful. The music, the video, the production. Very, very, nice. Thank you for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Beautiful. Just beautiful. The music, the video, the production. Very, very, nice. Thank you for sharing

    Sue
    Thank you! Much appreciated!

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    [QUOTE=Paul Roberts;1782275]I have a mid-1980s Sobell 10-string cittern that I swap back and forth from 10-string fifth's tuning, to five strings (in 5-string banjo orientation). So, going from a mando instrument to a banjola (wooden-top banjo, banjo lute, whatever term you like), by merely changing the type of strings; no alteration to the nut or saddle.

    For these nature/music videos, I tuned the Sobell to 5-string banjo double-C tuning: gCGCD.



    Very effective indeed. I've never come across someone using a Sobell quite like this. A banjo lute, indeed! Whatever next!

    Seriously, I'm impressed at your approach. I must check out what you are doing.
    David A. Gordon

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    Yes great playing by all, sounds finger style or are you using a plectrum ?
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    This is my first musical posting, on Mandolin Cafe, and I'm mighty pleased with such a warm and open-minded response.

    In answer to tmsweeney, I'm playing fingerstyle. And, thanks for your comment.

    Thanks to Dagger Gordon for the supportive enthusiasm.

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