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L'Orfeo Toccata

Posted by kevinwholmes, written by Claudio Monteverdi


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Size: 1,763kb, uploaded 4/21/2012 7:46:27 AM
Genre: Classical / Playing Style: Classical

"L'Orfeo Tocatta", Gold Tone banjola, tuning gD#A#D#F.

4 comments on “L'Orfeo Toccata”

JanetB Says:
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @4:29:08 PM

Beautiful and peaceful, Kevin. What's the background on the song? Where did you learn it?

kevinwholmes Says:
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @5:39:24 PM

It's from what's considered to be the world's first opera, by Claudio Montiverdi. His music spanned the Renaissance and Baroque periods of music in the 1600's. I first heard it many years ago in college. There are lots of versions of this floating around. I found a nice one on iTunes using period instruments; very cool, and I used it as the model. There's only one instrument in my version, the banjola, which I layered, edited, and processed in GarageBand. The constant bass strum has been lowered by an octave.

VancePants Says:
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @7:13:31 AM

Impressive... both your playing and prodigieous editing/mixing... and of course, the 'jola rocks.
(Might have to check out this GarageBand software... seems like a great tool.)

kevinwholmes Says:
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @7:39:38 AM

GarageBand is available only for Mac's. There are PC look-alikes. Audacity is a decent, but techie one, and it's FREE. I still use it on my Mac once in a while.

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