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playing the modern cittern

Tim Chesterton 14 May 11 - 11:43 AM
michaelr 14 May 11 - 01:27 PM
Tim Chesterton 14 May 11 - 08:12 PM
jonm 15 May 11 - 06:01 AM
ollaimh 10 Sep 12 - 07:38 PM
theleveller 11 Sep 12 - 03:46 AM
theleveller 11 Sep 12 - 03:48 AM
GUEST,gillymor 11 Sep 12 - 08:27 PM
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Subject: playing the modern cittern
From: Tim Chesterton
Date: 14 May 11 - 11:43 AM

Anyone know of any good resources for beginning players of the modern cittern? I just bought one and am teaching myself at the moment, which is going okay but resources (books, videos etc.) would help.


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Subject: RE: playing the modern cittern
From: michaelr
Date: 14 May 11 - 01:27 PM

The Yahoo Cittern Group might be a good place to start. Their Links page lists a number of resources.


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Subject: RE: playing the modern cittern
From: Tim Chesterton
Date: 14 May 11 - 08:12 PM

Thanks, Michael.


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Subject: RE: playing the modern cittern
From: jonm
Date: 15 May 11 - 06:01 AM

I found the Yahoo group spent all its time talking about the subtle constructional nuances in the building of high-end instruments and obscure recording and performers where a cittern has been used, plus discussions on the wide variety of tunings involved, with little information for the beginner.

Depending on how you are tuning it, you might find more help on bouzouki sites or open-tuned guitar tuition sites.


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Subject: RE: playing the modern cittern
From: ollaimh
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 07:38 PM

doc rossi has a great book with cd, and he runs the ning site for citterns, lots of knowledgeable people there.


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Subject: RE: playing the modern cittern
From: theleveller
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 03:46 AM

I found the same about the Cittern Group. When I first got mine I decided which tuning to use (DADGD - since modified to GCGDG for the Fylde) and then just played around until it sort of fell into place. If you don't want to work out chords for yourself, buy the Chord Alchemy PC app which will show you chord shapes in any tuning - brilliant tool for just a few quid.


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Subject: RE: playing the modern cittern
From: theleveller
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 03:48 AM

Sorry, that should read DGDAD.


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Subject: RE: playing the modern cittern
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 08:27 PM

Not sure what kind of music you're into but I found the Mad for Trad bouzouki tutorial by Gerry McKee very helpful. It's a CD-Rom that's concerned with accompaniment of Irish tunes and features Niall Vallely on concertina. www.ossianusa.com


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