Practical and Abstract Musical Information for Cigar Box Guitar Builders

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Comment by David Clewell on March 12, 2016 at 5:39pm

I click and get the message "This video is private". Why is it here?

Comment by Keni Lee Burgess on July 10, 2013 at 10:31am

Thank you Jeff for sharing. I wonder is there a noticeable difference in tone between nylon and gut? I would assume gut is expensive.  

Comment by Jeff McFadden on July 3, 2013 at 11:23pm

Correction: make that two octaves of gut strings, one and a half octave of nylon.  Goes from C 2nd below middle C to G  above C two up from middle C.

Comment by Jeff McFadden on July 3, 2013 at 11:14pm

You might be interested to note that some harps and harp makers are still designing with and for gut strings.  My Lyon & Healy Silhouette (33 string solid bodied electric lever harp, very modern instrument) has one octave of bronze wound strings, three octaves of gut strings, and one octave of nylon strings.

Comment by Keni Lee Burgess on March 4, 2013 at 4:23am

Thank you biobot for your purchase and comments. Glad to hear you are enjoying the presentations and finding the info helpful. Please feel free to write if any questions arise. Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee 

Comment by biobot on March 2, 2013 at 6:48pm

Keni Lee great video as usual. I learned a lot. I'm also learning a lot from your DVDs. BTW I love your You Tube channel too. Thanks again for posting this video. Its very informative.

Comment by Keni Lee Burgess on October 26, 2012 at 7:01pm

Thank you G. S. Monroe for replying. I gave it a try awhile back. I guess now being so use to the wound g string, I found the unwound g a little strange. I thought it was interesting to bring up because from time to time you hear a reference to it. I often wondered how 1920/30s strings would compare to today's manufacturing standards. Enjoy. 

Comment by G.S.Monroe on October 26, 2012 at 4:21pm

On the topic of "G" strings, I don't use the standard guitar "G"'s, I prefer to use #12 piano wire, .023 dia solid wire for my bass string. Yes it does produce a different tone from the .023w. The tone, and vibe is more like that of an old upright bass fiddle than a bass guitar in nature. It does lose a bit of resonance down in the frets near the base of the neck, but the real advantage comes out with using a slide. Your standard "windings" can produce a somewhat raspy sound when sliding down the neck. With smooth solid wire, you don't get that "growl", the tone is more silky.

Comment by Keni Lee Burgess on August 31, 2010 at 12:17pm
Yes, it was bad wording on my part. I clarify this in Episode 2 when I explain how to create the major scale out of the chromatic scale. Thank you Sounds of the Nation for your response. Enjoy.
Comment by Keni Lee Burgess on August 31, 2010 at 12:16pm
Yes, it was bad wording on my part. I clarify this in Episode 2 when I explain how to create the major scale out of the chromatic scale. Thank you Sounds of the Nation for your response. Enjoy.

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