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Offline Scurra

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Early Music
« on: Jun 04, 2008, 06:15:34 PM »
Hullo - I'm a newbie  :D looks like a great forum!


Just wondering if anyone plays early/Renaissance music, on the authentic instruments?

I've currently got a 3-string soprano rebec, which is good fun....



I play fiddle, piano & guitar as well - and omeone's given me a strumstick as a joke. It's surprisingly good fun!
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Re: Early Music
« Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2008, 06:30:13 PM »
I've been interested in Medieval/Renaissance music, but I am so busy with other stuff I haven't had to time to really study it.  Maybe if I win the lottery.  :D

Have you seen this site?  It has a lot of early music in midi format.

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Re: Early Music
« Reply #2 on: Jun 05, 2008, 04:40:23 PM »
wow! Thanks very much!

I'm technically on study leave, so I should be busy with other stuff.... anyway :D

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Re: Early Music
« Reply #3 on: Jun 05, 2008, 06:30:23 PM »
I used to "play" Renaissance vocal music on a reproduction of an authentic instrument. ;)

Also tootled on "modern" recorders, alto and tenor mostly, at that time, fun stuff.
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Re: Early Music
« Reply #4 on: Jun 05, 2008, 07:46:38 PM »
I used to play recorder, gamba etc.  in a group.

I'm making a Baroque violin for myself.  A. Amati small body Charles IX birdseye & European spruce.  I'll get gut strings & a suitable bow.

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Re: Early Music
« Reply #5 on: Jun 05, 2008, 09:05:30 PM »
I've done the odd season at Warwick castle, nothing very authentic.  Where did you get your rebec?  I would love to get one.

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Re: Early Music
« Reply #6 on: Jun 05, 2008, 09:21:34 PM »
Warwick Castle? What did you play?
Was it part of a re-enactment thingy? I'd love to do one :D

I'm not really good enough on the rebec yet though... it's a lot harder to get tone out of than on the fiddle (I suppose it's using thick gut strings....), and it's quite a bit quieter.

I got mine from the Early Music Shop: http://www.earlymusicshop.com   (they're based just outside Bradford). You can get kit ones, ones they make to their own design, and more "authentic" (but a lot more expensive) ones.

Mine's had a bit of an accident: the tailpiece wasn't properly secured at the base, so it flew off while I was playing, taking the strings & bridge with it :(  I'll have to go and see if the nice man can fix it for me, I haven't got time to do it myself...

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Re: Early Music
« Reply #7 on: Nov 08, 2008, 04:47:18 PM »
scurra, I was just playing some background music for the crowds and having photos taken with pretty little Japanese girls, getting paid too.  It's a hard life for some.   My colleague now knows a few words of languages from Tajikistan to Botswana.

I'd love a rebec and have wondered about the Bradford models.  Perhaps I should save up for their better model.

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Re: Early Music
« Reply #8 on: Nov 09, 2008, 01:05:10 PM »
I'm planning to build a rebec soon, based on the data on this page:
http://www.crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/rebec.html

I'm using walnut for the body on the first one, I have a few well-aged walnut logs that should be enough for several instruments. I'm using spruce tops.

If they work out well, and assuming there is interest, I might start producing them.

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Re: Early Music
« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2010, 03:14:46 AM »
Don Stackkhouse wrote:

I'm planning to build a rebec soon, based on the data on this page:
http://www.crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/rebec.html


Looking through the archives, I found your post. As it happens, I have a billet of walnut and a spruce top blank sitting on my workbench right now as I begin to build a rebec. How did yours work out? Did Paul Butler leave anything out that would have helped you?

 




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