Phil Keaggy, ‘County Down’.

Documenting a great clip to introduce someone to Phil Keaggy’s acoustic work.  So much of what makes him great is in evidence right here..

Of course, even after all this time (I first ran into the clip long ago), I still grouse about the stinkin’ edit at the end.  Grrr…

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Dan Crary, ‘Denouement’.

I first heard this lovely tune in the background, on Pandora radio, while working.  It is perfectly titled, sublimely beautiful, and a great demonstration of a guitar-cello arrangement.  Duly bookmarked!

An 8-string tuning for the next instrument build.

An interesting tuning idea flashed across the brainwaves today, as I seem to continue to chew on the idea of the reentrant tuning.  (It was relatively recently that the idea of the upside-down ukulele tuning occurred.  Apparently this means I’m fascinated.)

The tuning would be for an 8-stringed, guitar-scaled instrument, and would proceed, from strings 8 to 1:

C2 – G2 – D3 – A3 – E4 – E3 – G3 – B3

Hm.  Chicken scratch followed.

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