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 www.cigarboxguitars.ru and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the www.cigarboxnation.com ;
Well John, ya wouldn't want to be standin' at those crossroads in rush hour man!!!!
Unfortunately I missed Boxstock but I want to go to the next UK festiavl. We had a small gig with tintone army and aboycalledstu in London recently which was fun - Ill let you know the next one.
Checked out that amp youve got and seems like a lot of amp for £99. Im looking for something to mike up - at the moment Im going straight into laptop. I have a small fender champion 600 with a valve pre amp which has a really nice sound for a regular gittar but no effects. Are you happy with yours? - would you recommend or go for a multi effects pedal?(which I've never been keen on).
Long time no hear from! How you been? Thanks for the comments on Boneyard Strut. I find that if I sit down for a 2-3 nights in the quiet hour after everyone's gone to bed, just plinking away, things like this begin to appear under my fingers. I haven't been so musically creative since I took up the guitar at age 17! And lyrics seem to sprout out of nowhere when I get on CBN and see some vids or hear other people's tunes. Working on getting the Townes Van Zandt CBG tribute album in the can, and continually writing lyrics, song snippets and full songs for my debut album, which I'm scheduling for year-end. Got another one in the works that sounds vaguely CCR / John Fogerty-ish. Will be traveling to Poland and the US later this summer for Little League baseball, as my 12-year-old son made the All Star Travel Team; wish we could stop off in England, catch a blues festival, and pay you a visit. One day.
Thanks John, that gitty actually belongs to his sister's husband, he was there for a visit, and seemed to enjoy playing it---I think I need to build him something even crazier---he's getting pretty good!!