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Welcome to the Forum! 13 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 7  
Welcome to the Alto Guitar forum.

There is not many rules here, but see that you treat people with respect.

Enjoy!
 
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Re:Welcome to the Forum! 13 Years ago Karma: 0  
Hi Toffe,

I just joined the AltoGuitar group, so I want to introduce myself. I play classical guitar amateurishly, and am interested in Baroque music (and Jazz), but I'm not particularly interested in a lot of Romantic classical guitar music. These facts have led me to explore multi-string guitars. An image of the (7-string) guitar I normally play is attached to this message. On this 7-string, I tune the bass 7th string most often as B1. I am not exactly an altoguitar player, nor do I own one, but I do own a 10-string guitar. I have had it for only 2 months, but at the moment I have come to the conclusions to follow. This 10-string will show in my group member profile.

I make practical use only of strings from 1 to 8, strings 9 and 10 are only to add sustain (resonance) to some notes belonging to the key I am playing in, and they need to be tuned accordingly (they may be occasionally of use for individual notes/passages). I now tune strings 1 to 8 according to the following principle. As I am used to playing on 7 strings tuned normal + B1, as stated above, I tune 2 to 8 as: d4, a3, f3, c3, g2, d2, a1. You will notice that the intervals are the same as strings 1 to 7 on the "normal" guitar. String 1 is tuned as g4 (a 4th higher than string 2). With this tuning, I can read the scores transcribed for classical guitar in a- from g-, or e- from d-, etc., that I already have, obtaining the original key, without much additional effort. With this string arrangement, I have additional bass notes for faithful transcription of lute or harpsichord original scores, and an additional alto string (the 1st), which also extends the instrument, and facilitates higher positions on the fretboard.

Do I qualify as an alto guitar group member?

Best,

Enrico<br><br>Post edited by: silvestrien, at: 2006/09/18 00:07
 
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Re:Welcome to the Forum! 13 Years ago Karma: 7  
Of course you do!
You're very welcome to the site!
Make it your place.
 
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Re:Welcome to the Forum! 13 Years ago Karma: 0  
Thx, Toffe!

I realized that my 7-string guitar image was not uploaded with my e-mail message (image too large). I put it in the instrument gallery.

Best,

Enrico
 
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Re:Welcome to the Forum! 13 Years ago Karma: 7  
Real nice picture on a nice guitar. I put a comment at the picture.
 
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Re:Welcome to the Forum! 13 Years ago Karma: 0  
Hi Toffe,

I added technical details in response to your comment to the picture, but the text does not show fully, looks like truncated. Is it really so, or is there a way to read it full?

Have a good day!

Enrico
 
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