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Thread #2065   Message #3013173
Posted By: GUEST,GLENZO THE mag pie...
22-Oct-10 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Irish bouzouki
Subject: RE: Irish bouzouki
I was drawn to the irish Bouzouki sound because of some of the anicent sounding medieval cords i heard in the playing.
(yet it is very versitile.. celtic bluegrass rock middle eastern are all posible)   it sounds deep though it is a fairly simple mid range instrument like a guitar not even as deep really...its a trick of relativity in the tuning...

eg. G+a+bc+D+e
    12345678    or
    1 2 34 5       plus drone and a second a third or a fourth
sound magic happens

it is a simple instrument and easy to play fast on..
thus the complexity of celtic tunage is given an ease of neg-go-she ation...and rewards noodling with rather cool stuff..... with (for me) a celtic accent... I think of it as being like a celtic telephone.. if you are inclined to be a celtic music party line picks up other channels as well of course....

look through the postings here at MUDCAT and you wil see there has bin a lot experimentaion with tunings =&%#@ exciting times..
I think this is a great instrument and you are in for a real treat if you get one ebay prices for new zooks with accostic pickups is in the $350-400 range at the moment...or if you are handy a set of strings is just $10 and you can build your own