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Greatest private collection of antique 7-string ("russian gipsy") guitars
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The greatest private collection of antique 7-string guitars (with photos and detailed descriptions) collected by ‘russian gipsy’ Ivan Bariev is presented on the site as follows(unfortunately the text…Continue

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Mar 20
Patrick Broekema commented on Andrei Blinov's video
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Аndantе (Op.31, №8) by Fernando Sor -- Russian antique guitar

"Hi Andei, thanks for your reply, great! I'll do that. Best wishes, Patrick"
Mar 20
Andrei Blinov commented on Andrei Blinov's video
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Аndantе (Op.31, №8) by Fernando Sor -- Russian antique guitar

"Нi Patrick! I have a copy of this tutor!  Please enter "my friends" group for me to send it to  you  as a private message. Best regards, Аndrei"
Mar 20
Patrick Broekema commented on Andrei Blinov's video
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Аndantе (Op.31, №8) by Fernando Sor -- Russian antique guitar

"Hello Andrei. I have been searching for a copy of the Von Held (Игнац ГЕЛЬД) tutor for a while now. So far without result. If you find a digital copy I would be very interested. Best wishes, Patrick "
Mar 19
Andrei Blinov replied to Andrei Blinov's discussion Greatest private collection of antique 7-string ("russian gipsy") guitars
"Thanks Stuart! In the culture of Russian Gypsies the 7-string guitar has sacral meaning, almost like icon for all Russians. That’s why this collection is widely supported by the Gypsy Community of Russia where Ivan Bariev is one of the…"
Jan 22
Stuart Walsh replied to Andrei Blinov's discussion Greatest private collection of antique 7-string ("russian gipsy") guitars
"It is great to see all these guitars. The instrument that I have looks very like the Kraznoshekov (my best attempt: I only know the alphabet) from 1875. Gypsies and gypsy culture suffers a lot of prejudice all over the place and it is heartening to…"
Jan 22
Stuart Walsh commented on Andrei Blinov's video
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"Thanks Andrei. Please don't take any trouble. I do have lots of 19th century Russian seven-string guitar music to try and play! This music can be very challenging to play - and the strings on these guitars are very close together. I'm just…"
Jan 22
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Greatest private collection of antique 7-string ("russian gipsy") guitars

The greatest private collection of antique 7-string guitars (with photos and detailed descriptions) collected by ‘russian gipsy’ Ivan Bariev is presented on the site as follows(unfortunately the text on this site is in Russian only):Russian luthiers –http://www.gipsigitar.ru/catalog_rus.htmlForeign luthiers (Stauffer, Scherzer, Weisberger, Bittner, Chenk etc etc) -…See More
Jan 22
Andrei Blinov commented on Andrei Blinov's video
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Аndantе (Op.31, №8) by Fernando Sor -- Russian antique guitar

"Hi, Stuart. I don't know where this copy may be available but I'll check it out with the guys on the Russian forum and let you know asap."
Jan 22
Stuart Walsh commented on Andrei Blinov's video
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"Andrei Do you know where I  could get a copy of the Von Held tutor, preferably an early one?"
Jan 21
Andrei Blinov commented on Andrei Blinov's video
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"Thanks, Stuart! The author of the first printed Guitar Method for 7-string guitar published first in 1798 (and then reedited in 1802, 1806 and 1812) was Czech Ignatz Von Held (1766-1816). In particular, this School contains some “beautiful…"
Jan 19
Stuart Walsh commented on Andrei Blinov's video
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"Very nice Andrei. I would be very interested to know more about the first appearance of the 7- string guitar which you say was first used for accompaniment , not for solos. Do any of these early songs still exist?"
Jan 19
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Аndantе (Op.31, №8) by Fernando Sor -- Russian antique guitar

"Hi Jelma, thank you for your question. 7 string guitar appears in Russia late 18th – early 19th century not as a solo, but accompaniment (for vocal part) instrument. Shortly after some Russian guitarists began using this guitar as a solo…"
Jan 10
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Andrei Blinov's video
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"Hello Andrei, that is interesting! What tuning are you using?"
Jan 10
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Аndantе (Op.31, №8) by Fernando Sor -- Russian antique guitar

'Аndantе' by Fernando Sor from "Vingt quatre Leçons progressives pour les Commençants" (Op.31, №8) played on an antique russian guitar with "I F Muller" labe...
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Danza Polacca from "Codice Lauten-Buch" - Lute Guitar

"I can only add that "Kolomeyka" is still a very popular Carpathian (West-Ukrainian) folk dance and the word TANNTZ means in Hungarian ”Dance” too."
Apr 30, 2013

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