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GVlog
10-14-2010, 12:27 PM
Get a load of this big pineapple ukulele that I got!

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_alJgwLGvL9E/TLdzkI1byhI/AAAAAAAAAbw/lxIpSXgbhZ8/IMG_1486.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_alJgwLGvL9E/TLdzkikkNAI/AAAAAAAAAb0/G2hBuq8MXoE/IMG_1487.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_alJgwLGvL9E/TLdzlBstOWI/AAAAAAAAAb4/fbHEMa1RJhI/IMG_1488.JPG






Yes. I know it's an 8-course Renaissance lute. I've decided to study more early music and someone from the lute community decided to help me out.

Just wait. One of these days I hope to get a 13-course Baroque lute. ;)

roxhum
10-14-2010, 12:29 PM
Now that you mention it I have never really known what a lute looked like. This one is a beaut

sukie
10-14-2010, 01:30 PM
That's really cool looking. Congratulations! Have fun.

itsme
10-14-2010, 02:15 PM
That looks really sweet! Can't wait to see it in action. <hint, hint> :)

mm stan
10-14-2010, 02:27 PM
Aloha GVlog,
That's a great looking Lute, Will we get a video of your playing it??? That would be nice....Have fun and Enjoy!!
Keep Strumming them Strings" MM Stan..

GVlog
10-15-2010, 01:06 PM
Mahalo nui loa, all!

I'll be having an introductory lesson this weekend. Contrary to popular perception, the right-hand techniques used on a lute are markedly different from those used on the guitar (or the ukulele for that matter). This will require a lot of changes.
:p

I already know two rather simple pieces but I need to ensure that I'm creating the right tone from this lute before I do a public performance. I don't want to rile any early music enthusiasts who might also see the video.
;)

But in the meantime, you can enjoy this performance by Ronn McFarlane on his 10-course lute. (Just don't expect me to be even 1/100th as good as him though)


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

olgoat52
10-15-2010, 01:31 PM
Did the lute come with a pair of pantaloons or do you have to buy those separately??

GVlog
10-19-2010, 08:45 AM
Here's something to give you pause about playing the lute.

A set of custom strings (not the cheap LaBella stuff) runs $70. And that's still for synthetic trebles and wounds ... not gut. :eek:

DAPuke
10-20-2010, 08:05 AM
shoot I thought someone had made a watermelon uke. too many strings for me. Good luck, that thing makes some pretty music.
DAP

Uncle Rod Higuchi
10-20-2010, 12:35 PM
Wow! What a neat sound and fascinating fingering!

OK, 'nuf said.

I'm glad I'm a uke player!

Keep uke'in',

mm stan
10-20-2010, 02:40 PM
Aloha Vlog,
That's some awesome fingering....who said you cannot finger pick a 6 or 8 stringer....thanks for sharing...MM Stan..

mm stan
10-20-2010, 02:44 PM
Here's something to give you pause about playing the lute.

A set of custom strings (not the cheap LaBella stuff) runs $70. And that's still for synthetic trebles and wounds ... not gut. :eek:

Gee, I can't imagine changing the strings or breaking them in....whew...14 stringer...are the strings tuned in unison????MM Stan..

Miss Michele
10-20-2010, 05:19 PM
Too Many strings for me! LOL Beautiful instrument though! Have fun with it!

GVlog
10-21-2010, 06:21 AM
shoot I thought someone had made a watermelon uke.
LOL!

Hey! Whoa ... that's actually a good idea. Somebody call the Okamis over at KoAloha! I think we found something to complement the Pineapple Sunday!



Aloha Vlog,
That's some awesome fingering....who said you cannot finger pick a 6 or 8 stringer....thanks for sharing...MM Stan..

True dat. I'm finding that I can do it with or without nails. Maybe this will give folks with 6 'n 8 string ukes some ideas. :)



Gee, I can't imagine changing the strings or breaking them in....whew...14 stringer...are the strings tuned in unison????MM Stan..
Courses 8 through 6 are in octaves. Courses 5 through 2 are in unison. Course 1 is a single string.

Some folks have courses 8 through 4 in octaves.

Braddah! My wallet is hurting right now.

PhilUSAFRet
07-05-2011, 05:42 PM
Maybe you can find a little one and call it a Uke-a-lute!

wolfybau
07-13-2011, 07:27 AM
wow such a cool instrument and amazing performance in that video!
too many strings for me too right now.

@phil I have seen lute style' ukes on ebay...

my walkabout dulcimer has a sort of psuedo lute look to it with 3 courses of doubled strings with diatonic fret layout making it easy to play.

Barbablanca
05-17-2012, 09:19 AM
Wow I never heard anyone really ROCK a Lute before! That's incredible!

BTW If any of you are ever tempted to buy a lute I can recommend those made by a friend of mine , an American Luthier who has lived in England for years: See website here:

http://www.art-robb.co.uk/

PoiDog
05-17-2012, 09:32 AM
Wow. The width of that fretboard is just intimidating. I mean, how on earth can one fret some strings without muting others?

I guess all you need now is leggings and a multi-point hat with bells on the tips.