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"Hi Ken! Long time no see!  Are you OK to have a discussion directly. Just to catch up basically. You were being cagey about your research and you mentioned you had some revelations to make about Sor. I see its now your doctoral thesis! i have…"
Jul 20, 2016
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"Hi John, yes I remember you well! That was a great festival!"
Jul 20, 2016
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Jul 20, 2016
Ken Hartdegen replied to Robert Barto's discussion Stopping basses in Sor
"Hi, I think the question was what does Sor say he did? Modern technique involves all kinds of solutions as you suggest. We are not looking for personal solutions, whether Sor left us a solution. My point is that Sor uses note duration notation as…"
Jul 1, 2016
Ken Hartdegen replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Types of frets on the eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar
"The six course guitar is still a subject we know very little about. We need anything we can find, iconography, literature, whatever. I simply suggested that we should not disregard extant instruments when they are of the quality of the Romanillos…"
Jun 23, 2016
Ken Hartdegen replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Types of frets on the eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar
"The trouble with iconography is that it usually represents just one instance, perhaps using staging with an out of date instrument making it arguably equally unreliable. Why would it matter if Sanguino used frets in the late 1750s and beyond on big…"
Jun 23, 2016
Ken Hartdegen replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars
"Hi Martyn, I would love to... would you like to email first?"
Jun 18, 2016
Ken Hartdegen replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Types of frets on the eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar
"I think we need to consider the Jose Luis Romanillos Sanguino c. 1768 guitar to be hard evidence for the use of graduated frets since it is, by my understanding, in an unaltered pristine condition. The other 1759 Sanguino seem to have the same fret…"
Jun 18, 2016
Ken Hartdegen replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars
"My only direct experience with the six course guitar is the spectacular 1768 six course Sanguino owned by Maestro Jose Luis Romanillos at El Centro de la Vihuela de Mano y la Guitarra Española. This is an absolutely spectacular example of…"
Jun 16, 2016
Ken Hartdegen replied to Beth Alexander's discussion stringing
"I agree with Jelma that one should do the same on both basses. I think that it very much depends on what one is playing. Sanz said something like " ...in stringing there is variety..." which suggests we could do whatever we liked but I…"
Jun 15, 2016
Ken Hartdegen replied to Robert Barto's discussion Stopping basses in Sor
"Hello Bob I know I am joining this a year late (having only just joined the network). Sor writes at p. 18 of the English Method: "For staccato sounds, also, I do not more employ the right hand, but I merely cease pressing the finger-board with…"
Jun 13, 2016
Ken Hartdegen left a comment for Jelma van Amersfoort
"Thanks very much Jelma! Nice to hear from you; still getting it all set up...."
Jun 13, 2016
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Ken Hartdegen
"Hello Ken, welcome to the EG&V Website!"
Jun 12, 2016
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Jun 9, 2016

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I did a PhD at the University of Auckland on Fernando Sor. I have also spent a lot of time studying the music of Santiago de Murcia.

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At 6:07 on July 20, 2016, John Bertram said…
Hi Ken!
Long time no see! 

Are you OK to have a discussion directly. Just to catch up basically. You were being cagey about your research and you mentioned you had some revelations to make about Sor.

I see its now your doctoral thesis! i have had a skim only. Back in those days I would have finished it by now but I might have look at the relevant highlights based on your recommendations.
So there are connections to Murcia? Is that the relevant bit ? I think we were discussing the fact that Sor would have been trained in the baroque tradition and would have been familiar with the 5 course.
And you mentioned a connection between your guitar and mine. Also a connection to look at?
My email is john.bertram@iinet.com.au if you are OK to chat directly or just via this chat line (I don't quite understand how it works!)
Good to hear from you and congrats on the thesis.
Hope to have further (brief if preferred!) discussion
Cheers
John
PS This blasted website is hopeless!! ;-) I got your message, responded to it as above in outlook directly. I thought I had better check it was sent Ok. Only to see the return address was "do-not-reply". Hope this gets through!
At 20:33 on June 12, 2016, Jelma van Amersfoort said…

Hello Ken, welcome to the EG&V Website!

 
 
 

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