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Arthur J. Ness
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  • Brighton, MA
  • United States
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Arthur J. Ness replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"A Postscript.  That is Georg Fuhrmann's _**Testudi Gallo-Germanica**_ (Nuremberg 1613) that has several similar bagpipe (Dudelsack) pieces with that D-A-d drone.  Dowland also uses the drone at the beginning of his "Battel…"
Dec 4, 2016
Arthur J. Ness replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"That Italiana is a lute piece from about 1603.  There are numerous other similar examples in Fuhrmann's lute book.  It's a bagpipe piece.  The D-A-d ostinato represents the drone and the top  line the chanter melody.…"
Dec 4, 2016
Arthur J. Ness and Yoshio Takayanagi are now friends
Dec 4, 2016
Paul Blanchet left a comment for Arthur J. Ness
"Sure, sounds good. My e-mail address is pbspeechdoc@baylor.edu Well, I became a speech-language pathologist and got a PhD in 2002. I'm on the faculty at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I still play the guitar, but I'm working on rehab…"
Oct 24, 2016
Arthur J. Ness left a comment for Paul Blanchet
"Heavens!  What a pleasant surprise.  What do you do these days?  Perhaps use eMail:  arthurjness@verizon.net   (I missed your July request.  These liss are not too "reader friendly."  Arthur."
Oct 23, 2016
Arthur J. Ness is now friends with Paul Blanchet and paul croft
Oct 23, 2016
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Ortiz_Cuarto

""Kids say the darnedest things!"  Can't get better. "
Aug 25, 2016
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"Regarding your Maso Rivera video. I'm surprised at how such small instruments are still usable. Looking at the small instruments, I was remembering something that happened a few years ago during a Christmas concert.  I got to  play…"
Aug 25, 2016
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Ortiz_Cuarto

""Mandolin on steroids."  Nice way to describe it.  The players who gifted Ortiz the cuarto were from Venzuela.  I didn't realize there are several kinds of cuarto: Puertorican, Cuban, Venzuelan, and ?"
Aug 23, 2016
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"That's a Puertorican cuatro. For a completely unknown to me reason (I suppose it had four courses at some time in its history) it's called a cuatro even though it has five courses. That one is tuned in pure fourths B3 B2 - E4 E3 - A3 A3 -…"
Aug 23, 2016
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"This is more like it.  The tuning you give is interesting also with the third in the middle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_buSeHemW4c&list=RD_buSeHemW4c#t=86"
Aug 23, 2016
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"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IklyG1y9JQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zFSN_JTU8I These were the YouTube videos I saw.  Thanks for the additional information, Juan Pablo! Four single strings makes very good sense.  "
Aug 23, 2016
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"Sorry a d' f#' b"
Aug 23, 2016
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"No.  Single strings.  It is tuned a d' f# b.  Usually more strumed than plucked.  While it looks similar to a Ukulele, it needs a very different technique and usually plays very different music. Construction is similar to…"
Aug 23, 2016
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"Boston Globe, 8/22/2016, pag C2.  There are performances on the cuarto in YouTube. David ("Papu") Ortiz is a very popular, and excellent baseball player, and will retire this season.  Hence the players on the Tigers presented him…"
Aug 23, 2016
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At 16:19 on October 24, 2016, Paul Blanchet said…

Sure, sounds good. My e-mail address is pbspeechdoc@baylor.edu

Well, I became a speech-language pathologist and got a PhD in 2002. I'm on the faculty at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I still play the guitar, but I'm working on rehab for a focal dystonia in my right hand. But, overall, things are good!

Cheers,

Paul

At 20:12 on August 29, 2010, Rocky Mjos said…
Welcome to the network, Arthur! It was an honor to meet you in Cleveland this summer. -- R
 
 
 

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