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    want to hear something nice?


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    A few weeks ago I talked with Adrian. They found on ancient pictures in Peru a 4-courses instrument. It has a longer neck than a mandolin and it is no Colascione. Together with luthier Sebastian Nunez, they have a project, to make such an instrument, along the information they have. This way they want to make re-alive the ancient music of Peru.

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    Very tasty indeed

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    I love it! What type of Cello or Bass instrument are they using here?
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    I think the bass instrument is a bass Viola da Gamba

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    if anyone is interested, here's their site:

    www.musicatemprana.com

    another group performing this early south american music is "ensamble continuo" - i have their cd and play it a lot:

    http://www.myspace.com/ensamblecontinuo

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    Very nice, Bill, thanks for posting.

    I had some questions but i founnd the answers on their site:

    The piece Lanchas para bailar featuring:
    Mónica Waisman: baroque violin
    Nick Milne: viola da gamba
    Gabriel Aguilera Valdebenito: vocals, charango, percussion
    Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel: vocals, baroque guitar
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    Fantastic!

    Thanks, Bill.

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    That's a cracking piece! Thanks for posting, John.

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    Ahhhh. That started my morning off right.

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    notice the extended fret and bridge for G and C courses at 3:20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billkilpatrick View Post
    notice the extended fret and bridge for G and C courses at 3:20?
    Is this what you are referring to? I did notice this addition to the zero-fret on the charango and was wondering what that was about. Do you have any clues, Bill?
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    yes - haven't a clue ... in terms of tonality and vibrating length, i don't imagine a mm or two would make that much difference.

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    Check out Federico Tarazona and his instrument in this video. I think he designed and built the instruments he plays. It looks like the scale on the two lower courses is longer.

    Here is his web site.



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    yes he did - he calls it a "hatun" or "grand" charango. last i heard - years ago - joe brent was hoping to hook up with him to do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billkilpatrick View Post
    yes he did - he calls it a "hatun" or "grand" charango. last i heard - years ago - joe brent was hoping to hook up with him to do something.
    I just love the sound of that instrument. And the playing is marvelous. So inspiering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Is this what you are referring to? I did notice this addition to the zero-fret on the charango and was wondering what that was about. Do you have any clues, Bill?
    That's curious. Perhaps a tiny strip of felt or somesuch to slightly mute the open low strings?

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