My books and picks arrived this afternoon and I just spent 55 minutes
tuning. Moveable bridges. I ask you, what kind of maniac designs an
instrument with SIXTEEN moveable bridges? A Chinese maniac, obviously.
I do believe she will prove to be even more complicated to keep in
tune than my hurdy gurdy!
On the other hand, she has a [i]beautiful[/i] voice, especially in her
upper register - which means the learning curve need not be
excruciating for me or [i]my[/i] neighbors.
She is currently tuned to a pentatonic scale* in D, and I'll be
playing around with some of the exercises in book one to get the feel
of her tonight.
*Do re mi so la do.
Off for a bite of dinner, then more practicing!
Jehanne de Wodeford who is sometimes Saionji no Hanae