Topic: Anyone Here Play Microtonal/Atonal Guitar?

This guy plays Micro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRsSjh5TTqI

Another guy on another YouTube vid played atonally.

I just sing atonally. Occasionally I sing anally smile

All those fixed frets. I wonder what Maestro Segovia would have done/said?

So I watched this guy, looked and listened; sighed and went back to practicing my B and B7.

Bill

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Re: Anyone Here Play Microtonal/Atonal Guitar?

Segovia would have understood perfectly everything that guy was talking about.  I actually had to read the Turkish sub-titles and only managed to get that he built his guitar that way to be able to get around the intonation problems encountered when playing music composed for an entirely different kind of instrument on a "western" guitar, with an altered tuning.
Nonetheless, he played well and the tunes/tones, almost made me "homesick".  Music of my childhood, street musicians, cafes & tea houses..... warm nights and simpler times.

Teshekur

"what is this quintessence of dust?"  - Shakespeare

Re: Anyone Here Play Microtonal/Atonal Guitar?

Bunun ne olduğu hakkında hiç bir fikrim yok big_smile

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Re: Anyone Here Play Microtonal/Atonal Guitar?

Well if Segovia would have understood this guy, then he probably understood Zappa, too, right? smile

Bill

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Fender GDO300 Orchestral - a gift from Amy & Jim
Rogue Beatle Bass
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Re: Anyone Here Play Microtonal/Atonal Guitar?

Tenement Funster wrote:

Bunun ne olduğu hakkında hiç bir fikrim yok big_smile

Evet   smile

"what is this quintessence of dust?"  - Shakespeare

Re: Anyone Here Play Microtonal/Atonal Guitar?

Segovia  who inspired thousands how  to play true classical guitar. He also understood  very well how to properly tune a guitar.  If you look at this guy's guitars the half notes are frets he added himself. He should have spent some money on a good turner.

Music is what feelings sound like.
Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.

7 (edited by Tenement Funster 2018-08-20 23:05:44)

Re: Anyone Here Play Microtonal/Atonal Guitar?

I completely agree with what CG has said. I personally feel that he could achieve all of the notes he wants with (a) proper tuning, and (b) learning how to bend strings. On a standard guitar, anyone can bend almost any note up one semi-tone (or more) without much effort. Although it's a really interesting concept he's demonstrating, it seems like he's "reinventing the clock just to find out what time it is" (quoting my late Grandfather).

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser

Re: Anyone Here Play Microtonal/Atonal Guitar?

That explains why Turkish music has always sounded flat in places to me (I've had many Turkish holidays) and learned a very useful fraze (frenetically spelt)
Sherafe, ikkie Bira

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