Greetings from Dorset

DorsetJohn
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Greetings from Dorset

Post by DorsetJohn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:38 pm

Greetings from a guitarist of over 40 years who has only just discovered this forum!

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Re: Greetings from Dorset

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:26 pm

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Re: Greetings from Dorset

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:04 pm

Hi from somewhere else in Dorset!
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Re: Greetings from Dorset

Post by Julian Ward » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:34 pm

John where do you live? I am in Ringwood.
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Re: Greetings from Dorset

Post by DorsetJohn » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:49 am

Based in Sherborne. Currently discovering the world of Francisco Guerau's 'Poema Harmonica', having been inspired by Xavier Diaz-Latorre's wonderful recording. Charmed by the little drawings at the end of each of the pieces! Working on a transcription of the 39 Diferencias de Xacara.

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Re: Greetings from Dorset

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:48 am

DorsetJohn wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:49 am
Based in Sherborne. Currently discovering the world of Francisco Guerau's 'Poema Harmonica', having been inspired by Xavier Diaz-Latorre's wonderful recording. Charmed by the little drawings at the end of each of the pieces! Working on a transcription of the 39 Diferencias de Xacara.
Sounds interesting! Do you have an early-type guitar to play them on?
Simon Ambridge Series 40 (2005)
Trevor Semple Series 88 (1992)
Louis Panormo (1838)
Alexander Batov Baroque Guitar (2013)
Simon Ambridge 'Hauser' (2018)

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Re: Greetings from Dorset

Post by DorsetJohn » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:47 pm

Yes - off-the-peg baroque guitar, relatively recently acquired. Currently strung Aa-dd'-gg-bb-e'e' but wondering if aa-dd'-gg-bb-e'e' might suit better. Any thoughts? Sourcing strings for anything other than Aa-dd'-gg-bb-e'e' is not easy!
Transcription is proving to be a really good way to learn to read tablature, I am finding, though i will never get used to it being upside down!

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Re: Greetings from Dorset

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:52 pm

DorsetJohn wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Yes - off-the-peg baroque guitar, relatively recently acquired. Currently strung Aa-dd'-gg-bb-e'e' but wondering if aa-dd'-gg-bb-e'e' might suit better. Any thoughts? Sourcing strings for anything other than Aa-dd'-gg-bb-e'e' is not easy!
Transcription is proving to be a really good way to learn to read tablature, I am finding, though i will never get used to it being upside down!
I get such strings from Bridgewood & Neitzert - they'll ask about things like scale length and pitch.

Unless the composer is late in the period I doubt a low A would be appropriate.

And - an off the peg guitar from where!?
Simon Ambridge Series 40 (2005)
Trevor Semple Series 88 (1992)
Louis Panormo (1838)
Alexander Batov Baroque Guitar (2013)
Simon Ambridge 'Hauser' (2018)

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