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Cigar Box Evangelism - Spreading The Word!

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 8:07am 8 Comments

About a month ago our computer was playing up, so I called Andy our 'Computer Whizz' and asked him to come round and take a look. Remembering that Andy plays guitar, I invited him to have a go on my CBGs. Well he was mightily impressed. ( Humility dictates that I confess, 'none of them were built by me!')

This morning our computer was 'having issues' again (old age!) So I made the call and Andy arrived a short time later with his bag of technical tricks AND his very own…

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Blues Haiku!

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 5:00am 24 Comments

sometimes

every note is perfect -

blue moon

 

 

New Website

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 12:14pm 6 Comments

Check out Ian MC Donald's new website. It's fantastic. Wishing you well Ian.

http://www.justplaytheblues.co.uk/

 

 

3 String CBG (First Build)

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 12:30pm 10 Comments

Here are a few pics of my latest build.  Video to follow in the next day or so...…

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At 5:59am on July 23, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…


Album Notes
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 ;

Enjoy!
 



At 8:23am on January 29, 2014, darryl kernaghan said…

thanks for the invite paul,more than happy to agree,like your stuff,cheers,darryl

At 1:57am on July 26, 2013, Steve Mattox said…

hi paul I like the guitar u sent me the pics of.

how much do u think it would cost me to get it to the USA total.

thanks for the info man. I love your music to.

At 10:21pm on April 1, 2013, Randy S. Bretz said…

Hope you like it Paul

At 4:18am on February 15, 2013, Carlton F said…

nice one paul havent been on here for a while couldnt find the reinds request button other wise  i would have sent one yesturday.

At 3:05am on January 11, 2013, BUGGY (C) said…

Paul Try some of these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHRmC-REG1Y
I will try and do a proper one for the nation

At 5:59am on September 17, 2012, Jeff Sacree said…

Hi Paul congrats on your first build welcome to the club and hopefully the first of many.....

Cheers Jeff

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At 3:03pm on September 11, 2012, anthony said…

hello mate, cheers for the request.  It was a pleasure meeting you at the weekend.  I had a real laugh at the sally.  Good fun all round!

At 5:15pm on August 5, 2012, Elmar Zeilhofer said…

Hi Paul, thanks for friending :-)

At 6:46am on July 16, 2012, Chillicool said…

Hello Paul from Worcester,

Thanks for friending me...I'm back safe in the high grounds of the Black Country Delta now, I'll be in Upton again for the Blues at the weekend...rain or shine so I if your going I'll see you there?..keep your eye on that Mississippi Severn...with the new flood barriers in place it won't affect the town so the festival is safe, but they have had to move the camping 2 fields up from the usual site.

 
 
 

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