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Gaita en Sol

Post by chaotikend » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:35 pm

Greetings all,

I was thinking of maybe getting a gaita in the key of G. Wouldn't this permit me to play with other gaitas that are in the key of C as well? I know I won't be able to reach those higher octaves, but doesn't G sound good with C?

I know Sansluthier and Anton Varela make them in Sol. Are there any others that make them and ship internationally?

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Shan

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Re: Gaita en Sol

Post by LuifeSpain » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:17 pm

You can play beautifull polyphonic songs like A Barroca :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvTc43gigVY

Also you can make good Accompaniment to C chanters making chords.

Seivane makes good G bagpipes and can sent them to any place.

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Re: Gaita en Sol

Post by Celtpastor » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:48 pm

Afaik, these Sol-chanters are not overblowable (in contrast to French-type-G-chanters) - at least the guys from Tununtunumba told me "There are nor overblowable Gaita-chanters existing in Sol!" Is that right?
At the moment, I am in contact with some makers of Italian Pive-chanters in Sol with the same fingering as Gaita Gallega (including Semitones!) and at least overblowable to Sibemoll...
The big problem (to me...) seems: There are chanters in Sol with open- or half-open fingering and semitones by crossfingering (= open or closed Gaitafingering), but they don't overblow. Or else, You get French Sol-chanters that DO overblow, but sound a lot quieter, work with (half-)closed fingering only and need a 2nd thumbhole for semitones... Quite annoying... :evil:

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Re: Gaita en Sol

Post by LuifeSpain » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:06 pm

I don´t think that the absence of second octave could be a problem:

If you play irish music, obviously you need it, but in galician music is not strictly necessary (the major part of songs don´t use the second octave). And If you need notes from second octave, you can use them in the first octave, you start in the high C (talking in C major scale) and you make D, E, F # and the next notes in the first octave. Some ingenious pipers of the past used this mode of play, like some modern galician bagpipe bands.

But like all, it deppends to the desires of the player. If you are habituated to play with two octaves, you want an instrument that allows to play them. I use my G Seivane chanter for play slow melodys, with sweet air, and my Brilliant C Seivane chanter for play songs with "requinteo" (second octave notes) for play the "asturian influenced" songs of the Galician Border, next to Asturias.

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Re: Gaita en Sol

Post by Celtpastor » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:55 pm

So it IS, in fact, a hard and sad truth: No overblowable Gaita-chanters in Sol existing - right? Life can be so sad... :cry:

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Re: Gaita en Sol

Post by LuifeSpain » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:52 pm

Maybe there is an overblowbable Galician G chanter, I don´t know, I must try with my Seivane chanter and I will post the result here.

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Re: Gaita en Sol

Post by LuifeSpain » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:44 am

Good news for you Celtpastor, there is a galician maker called "Crof" who makes "Galician Chamber pipes" (Galician Bagpipes basically) in low pitch (Low D also) and it´s possible to get second octave notes from his chanters. Here are some examples from Low D an F bagpipes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn8ITTz0 ... annel_page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkE_h4hO ... annel_page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmmlsU0f ... annel_page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q0pFxRO ... annel_page

And here is his web-site:

http://www.gaitasgalegas.com/

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Re: Gaita en Sol

Post by anima » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:58 pm

There is a gaita in sol on ebay right now, looke here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... SS:US:1123

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Re: Gaita en Sol

Post by chaotikend » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:42 pm

Hmmm... I wonder who the maker is? Ebony probably sounds like granadillo, No?

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Re: Gaita en Sol

Post by anima » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:39 pm

I emailed the seller about what type of wood and who the maker is? I'll let you know what I hear back.
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