192019Re: the gripping language on a string instrument?
- Nov 1, 2012On 10/31/2012 9:03 PM, Sam Stutter wrote:
>> From a (not very good) violist's point of view:One problem with the ukulele is the tuning (typically G-C-E-A, all in
> I would say: not a bowed instrument (unfortunately). Chords aren't
> strictly possible, although I might suggest attack and decay, note
> length or legato/staccato for knuckledness.
> These chords: are they going to be governed by harmony? You might end
> up with a high number of Belgian Jazz moments...
> Instruments: I wish I could say viola (mmm... mellow), but I don't
> think it's viable. Or my favourite instrument in the world, the
> nykleharpa. NOT CELLO. (There's a bit of cello-viola animosity in
> most orchestras!). Unfortunately, I must say uke' is probably your
> best bet.
the same octave). With the open strings all tuned within a small range,
it's hard to tell one string from another. A mandolin (tuned like a
violin, G-D-A-E, with 4 pairs of 2 strings each) might be a better option.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>