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Compassion by Coltrane on Shakuhachi with riot

 
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PostPosted: 2011-08-31, 19:06    Post subject: Compassion by Coltrane on Shakuhachi with riot Reply with quote

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I hope you will enjoy this composition of John Coltrane, played against the background of an EDL demo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc4NMcol3ew

The piece of plastic attached to the shakuhachi is a device to cover the bottom hole to get top D and F in tune. I will be developing a clip-on version soon to be made available on Shapeways. If anyone is interested in having one please let me know, as a bit of encouragement might get me to pull my finger out faster Okay .
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PostPosted: 2011-09-01, 00:06    Post subject: Compassion by Coltrane on Shakuhachi with riot Reply with quote

Now we're talking.

Yesterday I posted a response to your comments about not wanting to play due to pitch reasons by pointing out that Coltrane played out of tune constantly, yet managed to be one of the most interesting musicians of the time. But I deleted it because I thought it would confuse people.

Just try your best about pitch but don't worry about it. A great cellist recently told me he thought one of the lamest things about the contemporary music scene was people's obsession with pitch.
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PostPosted: 2011-09-01, 02:21    Post subject: Compassion by Coltrane on Shakuhachi with riot Reply with quote

By the way the note you refer to as "top D" is not supposed to play in tune without major head adjustments.
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PostPosted: 2011-09-01, 08:13    Post subject: Compassion by Coltrane on Shakuhachi with riot Reply with quote

Brian Tairaku Ritchie wrote:
Now we're talking.

Yesterday I posted a response to your comments about not wanting to play due to pitch reasons by pointing out that Coltrane played out of tune constantly, yet managed to be one of the most interesting musicians of the time. But I deleted it because I thought it would confuse people.

Just try your best about pitch but don't worry about it. A great cellist recently told me he thought one of the lamest things about the contemporary music scene was people's obsession with pitch.


Too true ! Yehudi Menuhin wouldn't get a look-in these days with the ways 9-year-old Korean kids play now. And they way Trane struggled to get those high notes (in contrast to the effortless way kids play altissimo now) adds so much to the expressiveness
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PostPosted: 2011-09-01, 08:18    Post subject: Compassion by Coltrane on Shakuhachi with riot Reply with quote

Brian Tairaku Ritchie wrote:
By the way the note you refer to as "top D" is not supposed to play in tune without major head adjustments.


I know that, but my doobrie is intended to give you the choice between adjusting the top end and the bottom end, especially if the piece does not require a meri-oto. Again, at the risk of looking like Jethro Tull, you are welcome to use your knee !
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