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Re: Gaita makers

Post by dan chaffee » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:37 pm

I looked at Jeff's Cela chanter the other day and noticed a third hole on the
back above the two side tuning holes near the bottom. Is this middle hole typical for chanters in "do"?

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Re: Gaita makers

Post by LuifeSpain » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:12 pm

All Gaita chanters have three non-playable holes called TRONERAS or OIDOS.

It´s very strange to find old chanters with more or lees Troneras, but I have a photo of an ancient chanter with five Troneras.

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Re: Gaita makers

Post by dan chaffee » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:04 pm

Here are two enjoyable videos showing a galician chanter being made.
The first includes the artisan making a primitive chanter out of a single
reed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGlRW9Fk ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItcfEmjQ ... re=related

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Re: Gaita makers

Post by LuifeSpain » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:53 pm

Great videos!!! The first is not a Galician Gaita, it´s a Gaita de Boto from La Rioja. Basically the same, but with different reeds, more similar to the Dulzaina (spanish shawn) reeds.

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Re: Gaita makers

Post by Antimir » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:06 pm

http://pipesland.ru/
Gaita maker from Moscow. I am not sure about the quality, but i know that one gaita band from St. Petersburg, which had used to play Anton Varela's gaitas now began to order his chanters.

Seems that english version of the site is currently unavailable

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Re: Gaita makers

Post by anima » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:10 pm

Nice, wish I spoke Russian though.

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Re: Gaita makers

Post by Art » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:04 pm

Rob, what is meant by female and male reeds?

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Re: Gaita makers

Post by anima » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:26 pm

male reeds are louder and more strident.
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Re: Gaita makers

Post by Art » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:17 am

Thanks, Anima. Do they look different? Or are they just harder reeds?

Is this a terminology used with just the Galician gaita, or is it used with other pipes, too?

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Re: Gaita makers

Post by anima » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:23 pm

I don't know, I don't think they look different, but may have different dimensions or hardness of cane. Luife could fill us in better.
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