9773Re: [HurdyGurdyForum] Octave chanter tuning
- Nov 16, 2015I would approach the balance issue from the other direction and go for lighter drone strings . The high d chanter will be louder than the octave down though so going octave will also help.Play in Em with a standard d/g tuning but raise a drone and trompette to E.CheersNeil
If you use octave tuning you get a gurdy with a choice of three totally different melody voices
Combine with different drone combinations to produce a wide range of moods
My favourite is low G chanter with unison G mouche D trompette and no bourdons
Rich, quiet and incredibly sweet
I use Just temperament
On 15/11/15 16:29, davesawdon@... [HurdyGurdyForum] wrote:
A newbie question:
What tuning do people suggest for something in E minor?
I tend to play in G or D so have the Gurdy tuned with unison D chanters, trompette, and tenor drone, and the mouche in either G or A. I went for unison chanters to try to improve the melody balance against the drones, but it seems like many people choose octave tuning - why is that?
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