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jonm Citterns (26) Citterns 30 Oct 06


I've just acquired a cittern, wonderful in open tunings for backing Scottish and Irish tunes, trying to get the hang of singing to it as well. It's loud, and tuned to an open chord there is little merit in picking around, although single-string melody runs with accompanying drones are just spectacular.

Two questions for citternites:

Firstly, I've some Irvine/Lunny bouzouki stylings to listen to, is there anyone else whose cittern playing I should hear as I learn the beast?

Secondly, how does one amplify one of these, preferably without butchering the instrument at all? It sounds so wonderful I will not be able to resist taking it out with the band for long...

Thanks in anticipation.


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