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plectrum lute 'chords'
« on: Nov 08, 2008, 05:20:38 PM »
An appeal for help from the mass of knowledgeable types on this forum. ??? :P :-\
I've fretted a cheap oud and play it as a plectrum lute for medieval banquets and such.  Six months in and I'm beginning to want to play more than the tune;  I'd like to put in some lower notes for emphasis on the first beat of the bar, last note of the tune and so on.  However, just being a plain fiddler I know nothing about chords, cadences and such like.  What sort of things might be appropriate of a mock medieval musician?

The notes which can be played are limited by available open strings, free fingers and such as well by as my lack of digital dexterity. 

The oud is tuned in fourths:B E A d g c. (sorry if I've capitalised incorrectly)  so that an 'e' on the d string can be supported by an open A or E played at the same time.

 




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