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"Hirajoshi" - Sobell Banjo Lute and Wooden Flute

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Jul 25, 2020 - 2:26:50 PM
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"Hirajoshi" - An Offering of Music and Small Miracles from the Rocky Mountains

"Hirajoshi" is an orchestration of nature videography and original music.

Jessica Peterson: Keyless wood flute, musical arrangement, and video creation.

Paul Roberts: Banjo lute and musical composition.

Stay tuned to Music for Wellbeing for more videos exploring artistic integration of music and imagery and featuring a wide variety of acoustic instruments, familiar to exotic.

Edited by - Paul Roberts on 07/30/2020 18:59:36

Jul 25, 2020 - 2:32:40 PM



51993 posts since 10/5/2013

Beautiful, Paul!

Jul 26, 2020 - 7:25:48 AM

2047 posts since 1/21/2003

Another fine offering Paul. Enjoyed the listen and look.

Jul 26, 2020 - 6:25:35 PM
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4066 posts since 12/3/2008

Thanks for the supportive comments!

The banjo lute I'm playing is a 10-string cittern made in the 80s by Stefan Sobell in Northumberland in the North of England. It was originally set up as mando-family instrument, with 5 courses. I played it that way for many years. Now,I have it strung like a five-string banjo. Halving the number of strings, the string spacing becomes quite generous, which is very much to my liking.

Wood top banjos have been around for long time; their history probably lost in the mists of time. Folks refer to wood top banjos by several names. I like the term "banjo lute" which is what August Pollman, who made them in the late 19th century, called them.

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