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Re: Daevid Allen/glissando guitar
didn't know about the fiddleforum! thanx.
On Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at 12:45 PM, Paolo Valladolid wrote:
> I highly recommend this forum to all bowed instrument
> players, regardless of stylistic preferences. I've
> gotten a lot of good info myself from it.
> --- Alan Kroeger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Oh also if you play a bowed instrument and loop come
>> join the conversation
>> at Alternative Strings and Fiddle Forum
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Paolo Valladolid
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 2:58 PM
>> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>> Subject: Re: Daevid Allen/glissando guitar
>> This one probably ain't much cheaper:
>> I'm guessing we're a ways off before Musician's
>> Friend offers cheap
>> knockoffs of bowed guitars, just like they now have
>> knockoffs of Music Man
>> guitars, etc.
>> Still, I (and Alan K no doubt) have seen this
>> luthier hanging out on the
>> Fiddle Forum and he seems to have really done his
>> homework on bowed guitars
>> and the history behind them.
>> --- Travis Hartnett <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Ah: the Botar
>>> About $US2500. Oof!
>>> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 13:07:30 -0400
>>> From: DJ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>>> Subject: Re: Daevid Allen/glissando guitar
>>> My ultimate dream is to some day have a luthier
>> build me a modern
>>> arppegione which is a bowed guitar that is held
>> like a cello.
>>> Schubert wrote a sonata for it that is today
>> played on the cello. The
>>> nice thing about an arppegione for guitarists is
>> the tuning is the
>>> same as a guitar so one already knows his way
>> around the neck, and it
>>> has frets, so a guitarist that is used to having
>> some kind of fret
>>> reference is not all of a sudden thrust into a
>> realm that is totally
>>> unfamiliar. I understand that there is still some
>> work to be done on
>>> bowing technique, but I think most guitarists
>> could handle this with a
>>> little practice.
>>> I think if a company came out with an "electric"
>>> version of such an
>>> instrument that was not too expensive it could be
>> wildly popular.
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