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james akers

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Post by james akers » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:56 pm

Hi,
just put a couple of clips on youtube of the unique lute quartet Chordophony, playing a matching consort of lutes of all shapes and sizes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yep7XQNImXw and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oapKcO2gpJE
All the best Jamie :casque:

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Re: Lute quartet

Post by GuitarVlog » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:56 pm

Wonderful performances, James! I subscribed. :)

Also enjoyed watching your Thesaurus Harmonicus documentary. Besides the excellent performance, I found the close-ups of your right hand to be very interesting. My technique is different (thumb-out, with nails) but I can very much appreciate the traditional thumb-under and nail-less technique and its suitability to the lute.

[media]https://youtu.be/H0aeOckuzOE[/media]

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Re: Lute quartet

Post by Sean » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:39 pm

Quite nice! Thanks for posting this!

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Re: Lute quartet

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:32 pm

Really nice!!

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Re: Lute quartet

Post by james akers » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:20 am

Thanks!

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Re: Lute quartet

Post by pogmoor » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:34 am

james akers wrote:....just put a couple of clips on youtube of the unique lute quartet Chordophony, playing a matching consort of lutes of all shapes and sizes...
I went to a workshop on German lute tablature given by Lynda Sayce three or four years ago and she had her set of four lutes there. We entertained ourselves by passing them around among the group and playing simple quartet pieces. I seem to remember I played the bass lute - it felt very like handling a slippery bass guitar :)

I should say that, despite the topic of the day we read from French tablature -how anyone can actually play from German tablature I don't know :!:
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Re: Lute quartet

Post by james akers » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:24 pm

yeah, it takes a lot of practice German Tablature. After some years I can now sight read two chords and maybe 5 notes, Lynda's a wizz at it though, a real triumph of will.
Jamie

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Re: Lute quartet

Post by John O » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:17 pm

Excellent. I can also recommend the Venere Lute Quartet. They have a CD titled "Palestrina's Lute," which consists of transcriptions of some of Palestrina's masses. It's simply wonderful and is available from CDBaby.

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RE: lute songs

Post by james akers » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:51 pm

Here's a preview of a concert celebrating Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' 400 years old this year featuring Emily Baines' singing. The concert is in London at St Giles Cripplegate on the 14th and 18th of October at 18.00 and is followed by a performance of the play. :)

[media]https://youtu.be/93L0vCtFZAA[/media]
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Re: RE: new video and concert

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:12 am

Beautiful, James. I enjoyed that. :merci: :bravo: :bye:
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More Lute songs

Post by james akers » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:54 pm

Here's two very beautiful songs by John Dowland, Awake Sweet Love and Time stands Still. With Emily Baines and James Akers, rehearsing for an upcoming concert. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDVu5ijcHgU

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