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At 5:58am on July 23, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…

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Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the ;


At 6:32pm on November 29, 2011, Cris Portillo Jr. said…

Very cool, is the swap meet at the fair grounds? How often are you out there and during what times?

At 3:02pm on November 29, 2011, Cris Portillo Jr. said…

Dang I wish I'd seen that message earlier. Hey this Saturday Jason Farthing of the Budrows is having a CBG art/show at the Santa Ana Artwalk in the downtown area. You should definately stop by. It will be from 7pm-11pm we will be in the walkway next to the Yost Theatre off 4th and Spurgeon. I will be opening up for the Budrows @ 8pm and the Budrows will be playing @ 9pm. Come check it out, Josh Gayou from Smokehouse guitars will also be there that night.

At 3:11am on November 8, 2011, Cris Portillo Jr. said…

Right now I'm the only guy who'll regularly play cbg, I used to have a friend who would jam with me but he left for the Army a few months ago. I won't be there but there will be Open Mic this weekend. I'll be there next weekend though.

At 1:09am on November 8, 2011, Cris Portillo Jr. said…
Yeah man i've been running it for almost 4 years now. Come by any Saturday we're always there 7p-10p
At 1:18pm on July 21, 2011, Bad Finger (Eric) said…
Cool stuff.   It makes me want to go dig around my box of old Willys parts from my 1947 CJ-2A project and find parts for a new Diddly Bow.
At 12:36pm on July 20, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Ivan for joining my group. Please feel free to write if you have any questions. Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee
At 3:01pm on July 19, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Ivan for your friendship. Enjoy.
At 1:36pm on July 19, 2011, swampapple slim said…
looks real nice care to test drive it in my padron 5000? are you using alnico?
At 12:58pm on July 19, 2011, Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley said…
Thanks for the invite, always nice to make new friends !!

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