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Instrument Making Link / Vinculo construccion Instrumentos

Post by earthjig » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:26 am

A great Spanish link to find information about making traditional instruments ;

http://www.es-aqui.com/payno/

Check the forum, you might find a lot of information.


Una pagina onde podra encontrar mucha informacion sobre la construccion de instrumentos tradicionales;

http://www.es-aqui.com/payno/

Míre el for, ahi encontrará mas información.

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Post by dan chaffee » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:32 pm

This is my first attempt at making a galician chanter in th the key of C. I had no references to go by other than some photos, so the project was alot of trial and error. It is made of epoxy and other such materials. It will not blow into the second octive. It uses a Seivane type female reed. The tune is the popular spanish jig "Aranga de Marinana ". after 30 years of the scottish highland pipes, I'm a beginner again....
It is on the brassy side tonewise, when I compare it to Jeff's Cela instrument, although it is a little exaggerated in the video. Suggestions would be welcome. I plan to make one of cocobola soon, but this will be something to work with for now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrvYQDywPxw

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Post by anima » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:31 pm

Chanter sounds great fan, how are the drones coming along?

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Post by Art » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:29 am

Nice job, Dan.

What exactly happens when you try to play in the second octave?

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Post by dan chaffee » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:36 am

Hi Jeff,
I actually got a decent sound out of the base drone the other day
with a homemade reed and taping the top cup together. It needs lots of refining
along the bores around the pins for a good fit. Haven't tried the tenor yet.. got to make a reed.

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Post by dan chaffee » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:39 am

Hi Art,
if I overblow it skips a few notes up the scale and goes to high E or there abouts. Not pleasent;)

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Post by Art » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:33 pm

Hi, Dan,
That kind of jump in the second octave sounds like it might be acting like a closed cylindrical bore, like a clarinet. Does your chanter have conical or cylindrical bore?

Here's a page describing how different forms affect the sound production:
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/woodwind.html

Which plans did you use? I didn't see plans for a gaita galega on this page:
http://www.es-aqui.com/payno/pral.htm
There is a Gaita Sanabresa in DO (C) which seems to have a conical bore.

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Post by dan chaffee » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:59 pm

It's conical. I had no plans. All I had at the time was a good picture of a Seivane, which
I enlarged until the reed was at it's true size, which I did know of. I simply guessed at
the proper taper by watching videos of galician chanters being reemed. The biggest mistake
was in not knowing there was a middle lower tuning whole on the back side, so I only
have the two lower ones on the sides. Puting the third hole in now would throw the
whole thing off and I 'd rather just make another one, since the notes are close to
Jeffs chanter in do.

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Post by anima » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:13 pm

Hi Dan, it might be worth it to try some different reeds in it. Just out of curiosity I ordered several different maker's reeds from tununtunumba. They arrived today. The reeds are made by Cubero, Linares, and Enriquez. The Enriquez is very hard and the Linares is the easiest, Cubero in the middle. With the Linares reed in the chanter I can very easily reach 2nd octave D and E. We should get together and plug them into your chanter and see what we get.

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Post by dan chaffee » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Good idea Jeff:)

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