Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

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Esquiline

Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Esquiline » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:55 am

Alain Cloutier wrote:
If you're interested I posted three others Weiss' sonatas on the forum:

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=103641

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=94006

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=87792

:bye:
I will have to check them out! Thanks for the recommendation. :merci:

Esquiline

Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Esquiline » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:11 am

Alain Cloutier wrote:
If you're interested I posted three others Weiss' sonatas on the forum:

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=103641

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=94006

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=87792

:bye:
I've listened to them all now and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for sharing your talent and this wonderful music. :casque: :merci:

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Alain Cloutier » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:31 pm

Esquiline wrote:
Alain Cloutier wrote:
If you're interested I posted three others Weiss' sonatas on the forum:

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=103641

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=94006

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=87792

:bye:
I've listened to them all now and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for sharing your talent and this wonderful music. :casque: :merci:
:merci: :merci:

Ismael González Haro

Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Ismael González Haro » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:26 pm

Spectacular!!! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Alain Cloutier » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm

Ismael González Haro wrote:Spectacular!!! Congrats and thanks for sharing!
:merci: :bye:

entschwindet

Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by entschwindet » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:46 pm

This is fantastic, well done.

Have you ever played SW39, the Grande Partita?
The French overture at the start is such a joy.

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Alain Cloutier » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:08 am

entschwindet wrote:This is fantastic, well done.

Have you ever played SW39, the Grande Partita?
The French overture at the start is such a joy.
:merci:

I just did a reading on SW39. Another great sonata! It's on my list for the next ten years...

I just finished to learn SW21, here: viewtopic.php?f=112&t=111686, and I'm quite busy with SW45 and SW48.

:bye:

Maxim Joan

Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Maxim Joan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:44 pm

Alain Bravo, this suite is very nice, "Presto" is my favorite, and you've played as it should be run.
Maxim Joan :bravo:

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - Video

Post by Roberto001 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:02 pm

Alain Cloutier wrote:
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:34 am
Rodolfo Menegassi wrote:Thank you a lot for the feedback!
It is really interesting. It looks a hard job to make a guitar like that by a luthier!
So the strings have different sizes?
How long time are you playing now this type of guitar! forgive if there is a specific name for this guitar i don't know! and im sorry for so many questions!
R.
Don't be sorry for the questions Rodolfo. That's what this forum is all about.

I've been playing that type of guitar for three years now. It's been quite an ordeal to learn to play and to dampen all those basses and I had to learn to read the tablatures at the same time.

The strings are of different sizes in order to achieve the right tension.

My guitar was made by Michael Thames, a luthier in New Mexico. He call this model a Dresden Guitar. There are a few other luthier who make that type of guitar as well. I received lately a comment on YT from a luthier who build thirteen string guitar in Peru or Bolivia, I don't remember. If you want I can retrace it for you.

Alain
Hi Alain,
Thanks for sharing your recordings. I enjoyed it very much.
I also have a 13 string guitar (similar to Goran Sollscher´s alto guitar) so it is particularly encouraging to watch this kind of recording.

Regards,
Roberto.

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - Video

Post by Alain Cloutier » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:40 pm

Roberto001 wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Hi Alain,
Thanks for sharing your recordings. I enjoyed it very much.
I also have a 13 string guitar (similar to Goran Sollscher´s alto guitar) so it is particularly encouraging to watch this kind of recording.

Regards,
Roberto.
Thanks Roberto!

How is your guitar tuned?

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - Video

Post by Roberto001 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:27 pm

Alain Cloutier wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:40 pm
Roberto001 wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Hi Alain,
Thanks for sharing your recordings. I enjoyed it very much.
I also have a 13 string guitar (similar to Goran Sollscher´s alto guitar) so it is particularly encouraging to watch this kind of recording.

Regards,
Roberto.
Thanks Roberto!

How is your guitar tuned?
Hi Alain!

It´s tuned 3 semitoes above a classical guitar. The basses descend diatonically being the 13th a G.

g'' - d'' - a#' - f' - c' - g - f - eb - d - c - Bb - Ab - G

Regards,
Roberto.

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by TomOphir1 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:17 am

I love this suite by tone of my favourite composers!

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Alain Cloutier » Thu May 30, 2019 8:16 pm

TomOphir1 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:17 am
I love this suite by tone of my favourite composers!
:merci: :bye:

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Conall » Fri May 31, 2019 6:08 am

Lovely guitar there (& playing) Alain.

I'll admit I'm finding 11 strings hard enough (hitting the right extra basses, not the 1st 6 strings) so I'm not sure I'll ever go as far as 13. I tried the "never look at the right hand" approach but started just ingraining mistakes so now I have a brass coloured 7th & do occasionally look (as you do). I'm hoping if I make sure I'm hitting the correct string (when I really need to look) that muscle memory will eventually kick in & won't have to look anymore! It's either that or write loads of boring rh exercises for the basses - but I'm too anxious to get on with my Weiss, Bach & Dowland!

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Sonata SW-49 - 13string guitar Video

Post by Alain Cloutier » Fri May 31, 2019 10:41 am

Conall wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:08 am
Lovely guitar there (& playing) Alain.

I'll admit I'm finding 11 strings hard enough (hitting the right extra basses, not the 1st 6 strings) so I'm not sure I'll ever go as far as 13. I tried the "never look at the right hand" approach but started just ingraining mistakes so now I have a brass coloured 7th & do occasionally look (as you do). I'm hoping if I make sure I'm hitting the correct string (when I really need to look) that muscle memory will eventually kick in & won't have to look anymore! It's either that or write loads of boring rh exercises for the basses - but I'm too anxious to get on with my Weiss, Bach & Dowland!
If you want to play baroque lute music, just go for 13! No need for any arrangement and if you can play with 11 it's no big deal to play with two extra strings.

After seven years I still look at my right hand once in a while and I don't care about it. After all a lot of good players just watch their left hand all the time. I put green dots on the tabs where I should check for my next thumb move as you can see on the picture.
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