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    Default Post virtuosic examples of interesting classical and exotic string instruments!

    I'm looking for cool youtube videos of virtuosic playing of just about any kind of string instrument excepting the most typical styles of guitar and violin and the like. Acoustic or electric, it doesn't matter, style typical of the instrument or unusual styles are welcome as well. Right now I'm viewing shamisen players

    One of my all time favorite instruments is the Alpine Zither, and Anton Karas plays it superbly in "The Third Man"


    Got any good ones? Lets see if we can't make an interesting thread that has a lot of cool links.

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    Renaissance Lute virtuoso Paul Odette

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    Does the Chapman Stick fit the bill?

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYKB6Lag-wg[/yt]

    On a side note, did anyone else try to figure out what kind of genre post-virtuosic might be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    Does the Chapman Stick fit the bill?

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYKB6Lag-wg[/yt]

    On a side note, did anyone else try to figure out what kind of genre post-virtuosic might be?
    Chapman fits the bill. Its interesting and unique. "Post-virtuosic"? I apologize for my confusing wording, I meant post as in the verb, post youtube examples.

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    Those chapman sticks are really cool.

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    @ norman bates
    Is that an Ethiopian lyre or harp? Or is it even Ethiopian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
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    Is that an Ethiopian lyre or harp? Or is it even Ethiopian?
    it's a Kora, i'm not sure about it but yes, i think it's used also in Ethiopia... but it's an intrument used in a lot of african countries

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kora_%28instrument%29

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    I'm not sure about 'post-virtuosic' but I know what a super-virtuoso is: Earl Wild

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    The Kora is a bridge harp originating in the Sena/Gambia region of West Africa. It is approx 700 years old and played by the Jali (Plural-Jaliya) or Griots (French) who are the oral historians as well as having responsibility for certain ceremony....

    Here is an instrument with similar sounds to Kora- It comes from Madagascar. Valiha (vuh-lee) has two basic types. The first and oldest is made on a length of bamboo with bamboo strings. A more modern version uses bicycle brake wire for strings and the most modern is a wood box with wire strings on both sides. The first video example is the modern bamboo one and the second is the box type. Justin Vali is a well respected player!



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    Quote Originally Posted by kv466 View Post
    I'm not sure about 'post-virtuosic' but I know what a super-virtuoso is: Earl Wild
    -sigh- T'was a typo I guess. "Post"(verb) virtuosic.

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    @ Hawk

    I guess that instrument is a variant of the zither/psaltery family, very cool instrument, never heard it before.

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    @clavichorder

    Yes I believe it can be categorized as such. My friend, who is from madagascar was visiting a few years back. He and his wife treated us to some wonderful music. I'll try to post some of it later today...
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    The instrument itself is not exotic or unusual, but he plays unusual stuff on it, the Mandolin.


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    Well it look's like I can not post the sound clips I promised. When my old computer died I lost most of what was on it including many many music files
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