New York Lyre players?
- Hello everyone,
Happy new year!
I have had an email from someone involved in a production of Beowulf
in New York, looking for players who might be interested in some kind
of involvement, or help with playing. Please send me a private email
if you want the contact email address,
Michael J King
- --- In Anglo_Saxon_Lyres@yahoogroups.com, "sca_bard@..."
> I never considered the direction of the "twist" on the wriststrap! I'm not sure how it would really matter, but I may try it
the other way around just to see.
Yep, like you I never gave it much thought, so now I'm going to try
your way for a while just to see if it makes a difference.
> I'll twiddle my thumb back and forth between the first and secondstrings, but I've never tried to damp both at once. I can see where
that would be useful, though - I don't *always* want the drone on.
I'll have to see if my thumb is big enough!
Originally, I used to damp the first and second strings
simultaneously by arching my thumb backwards, which worked fine with
gut strings. But when I changed to nylon strings I found that the
first string made a buzzing sound with the edge of my thumbnail
touching it. So I changed my technique and now damp the two strings
together by curling my thumb forewards instead. I think this works
better anyway since it also makes it easier to pluck the second
string in the midst of strumming. But I don't think the size of your
thumb will be a problem for you.
> - Jamie