Surfing the net while waiting for my first two CBG's to arrive that I bought from eBay, back in Oct 2009. There was a postal strike and I think I must have watched nearly every CBG video on Youtube and found THE NATION : -)
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…"
"thanks..mmm I've never written out tabs for a song before. Thinking it would take AGES : -/ Plus I don't always play it the same, and it's so new it could change...
The CBG is tuned D A D. The first bit I just play 3rd…"
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 ;
Any chance I can ask you for advice as things progress ??? Got two 3 string CBGs on the go at the moment but , you know how it goes, one waiting for a coat of varnish to dry and the other one waiting for glue to dry etc etc.
Then the next one will be a Bass. Got a 40" piece of hardwood ready.
Sitting on our porch we heard your familiar sound and voice coming from the around the world at some English radio station, you did not go unnoticed, love your music, i am still translating from a guitar tot he cbg three string but i keep practicing.