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How to tune horse head fiddle

GUEST,Snagger 17 Jul 04 - 12:33 AM
open mike 17 Jul 04 - 12:47 AM
GUEST,snagger 17 Jul 04 - 01:05 AM
masato sakurai 17 Jul 04 - 01:08 AM
Mark Cohen 17 Jul 04 - 04:41 AM
Mark Cohen 17 Jul 04 - 04:57 AM
Pied Piper 17 Jul 04 - 07:01 AM
GUEST,Gengis Khan 13 Aug 04 - 02:26 AM
GUEST,Matt 21 Dec 04 - 11:03 PM
wysiwyg 21 Dec 04 - 11:27 PM
wysiwyg 21 Dec 04 - 11:35 PM
Sorcha 22 Dec 04 - 12:50 AM
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LilyFestre 23 Dec 04 - 11:25 AM
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Subject: Tech: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST,Snagger
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 12:33 AM

Can anyone tell me what notes the two strings of a horse head fiddle are tuned to? Is there any info out there about playing one?


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: open mike
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 12:47 AM

like a tuvan instrument?


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST,snagger
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 01:05 AM

The instrument is the Mongolian one also called a Morin Khuur.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 01:08 AM

It's called "Morin Khuur" in Mongolian.


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 04:41 AM

Well, then, one string must be tuned to Morin and the other to Khuur. (The other notes in the Mongolian pentatonic scale being Sathag, Rena, and Tush.)

Aloha,
Mark

Had you goin' there, didn't I?


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 04:57 AM

Serious info here.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: Pied Piper
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 07:01 AM

Did you wake up with it in your bed?
PP


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST,Gengis Khan
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 02:26 AM

Whan a bunch of useless advice. If you want a book about the morin khuur, check out this site. You can't order it from the site, but you might be able to persuade one of the site designers to buy you a copy in Ulaan Bataar and send it to you. Or just go there yourself. Mongolians are very nice people, but you don't want to disrespect them with stupid comments about their national instrument or you might be pulling arrows out of your ass.

http://mongoluls.net/morinkhuur.shtml


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST,Matt
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 11:03 PM

I think the contmporary tuning is G(right as you look at the front of the instrument) and C (left as you look at the front of the instrument). I thought the name was something like "Ma Tao Qin." I may have the spelling wrong and now that I think of it that is probably the Chinese name.   Anyone?

Matt


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 11:27 PM

PICTURES

~S~


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 11:35 PM

Info and SOUND...

~Susan


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 12:50 AM

NEAT! Thanks, Whizzy! I NEED one of these....LOL!


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 06:34 AM

Sound is pretty cool, and the horsehead too. We want one too. I bet Spaw could make 'em. I wonder how much string tension there is?

~S~


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 06:39 AM

Besides, if it's good enough for YO-YO MA, it's good enough for me!

~S~


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: LilyFestre
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 11:25 AM

I have a catalog with one of these in it.......sits by my bed and when I can't sleep at night, this is what I've been looking at! :) They also have trumpet violins that look like fun! :)

Michelle


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 11:30 AM

Trumpet violins?

~S~


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: LilyFestre
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 01:16 PM

uh huh....or maybe it's a trumpet fiddle


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 03:42 PM

LF,

Googling for trumpet violin was pretty frustrating.

Trumpet Fiddle, tho--

http://www.oriscus.com/mi/tm/index.htm

http://www.ohek.co.uk/instruments/fiddle.htm

http://www.fmp.com/netivaan/cheaphotel.html

http://www.dinayekapelye.com/jmlearnii.htm

???????????

Since you've seen the picture and I haven't, can you comment?

One of those seems to have sound files. If that's IT, we could make a link to there....

~S~


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: Nemesis
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 06:10 PM

Does anyone - since this thread started 3 years ago - have any practical experience of playing the Murin Khuur? We have one, the teach yourself book's on order .. meanwhile, anyone else out there learning to play one?


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 06:22 PM

Oh, come on, Nem....you don't need it. Ship it on over. (hee hee)


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: maeve
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 06:32 PM

I need one, too! Anyone have a good source these days?

maeve


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: open mike
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 10:46 PM

see lots of links i posted to the throat singing thread a few days ago..


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: maeve
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 10:48 PM

open mike- Thanks, I'll have a look.

maeve


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: Nemesis
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 06:12 PM

Fascinating stuff about the thrat singing - I have Yat Kha on CD .. grreat stuff (I love it, especially at Halloween when I rigged it up to play through the front door letter box at small children trick or treating ..

Hey, Sorch .. you'll need to get into a three way tussle over it with both the son (a thrash metal fan) and the lover (an avante-guard jazzer) who both have their own mysterious musical reasons for claiming possession. Gawd, I hope that teach-yourself-Murin Khuur book turns up soon!

So, is that a 'no' then? No one else playing one?
Nem
xx


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST,Sam
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 06:30 AM

Hi folks,

I started playing the morin khuur 3 years ago, by myself, helped with lot of CD listening, and a short stay in Mongolia. "Official concert" tuning is F (low string) and Eb (high one), so a fourth is Ok, but there are also alternate tunigs according to the purpose of the instrument (epic, throat singing) or the tribe. It can also be tuned to a fifth.

A really great instrument to play, with lot of feelings.

Best regards, SAM C='


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST,PioMarine
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 08:47 AM

I just picked up my Morin Khuur in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia and after a short 30 min lesson learned that traditional tuning is all relative but typically F for the low string and Bb for the high one, so traditionally the morin khuur is tuned to a fourth.


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST,Maral
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 10:17 AM

the strings are Bb and F

this will help u
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoBHP0rem90


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 09:29 AM

… hi there. anyone who knowas, where to buy the strings via web? Cant travel to mongolia :)


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST,Chazza
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 02:24 AM

Hey up, I'm learning the morin in Inner Mongolia and another alternative way to tune it is G for the low and C for the high string. I think as long as you keep a forth for the sake of fingering you can tune it as high or as low as you can.

To Guest 30 Sep 10 - 09:29 AM "… hi there. anyone who knowas, where to buy the strings via web? Cant travel to mongolia :) "

Here http://cgi.ebay.com/Morin-khuur-Horse-Head-Fiddle-STRINGS-cord-/220729344295    In the meantime you can make your own ones using fishing cord. My friend tried them and worked well, apparently.


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Subject: RE: How to tune horse head fiddle
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 02:21 PM

What notes is it tuned to?


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