Regrann from @synthdactylprogram - 🖤 Regrann from @mrutssamoht - So excited to present “The,” an instrument I’ve spent the better part of this year making. Come see it tonight at Coaxial Arts alongside performances by @erikabell @erind666 Andy Young, and [[[personablack]]]. #fieldrecording#homemadeinstruments#expeimentalmusic#theweekendnoise
🖤 Regrann from @mrutssamoht - So excited to present “The,” an instrument I’ve spent the better part of this year making. Come see it tonight at Coaxial Arts alongside performances by @erikabell @erind666 Andy Young, and [[[personablack]]]. #fieldrecording#homemadeinstruments - #regrann
Canjo! I'd been wanting to try making I've of these for awhile and started this last weekend. It's one string and I fretted it diatonically so it's practically foolproof. I stained it using this nifty antique blue stain. The can is a crowler can from @hkbrewco that I picked up while we were shooting a little doc on them for SaskTel. Tasty craft beer and a decent sounding guitar body! Normally people use soup cans so hopefully this doesn't get too dented up. Also I learned tonight I make weird faces when trying to hit notes, never noticed that before ;)
This is one of the best books I’ve seen on cigar box guitars yet... both in information and photos. The historical examples Shane has dug up are absolutely awesome. @cigarboxguitar did a great job on this one... CrocBite approved! Buy it.
Build #6 This has been on the workbench neglected for the last two months but I finally had a few hours over the last few days to finish it. This one is destined for my neighbor who is a composer for theatre along with being a solo artist. It's basically a twin of my #5 build with a few minor differences (and unique mistakes lol). Sounds good though, just have to track down a minor buzz and it's good to go. Can't wait to see what Gilles can do with it! #cbg#cigarboxguitar#homemadeinstruments#diyguitar#imadethis#buildno6
Introducing the Strummi!
Super chuffed to share my first ever instrument commission. The Strummi is a digital/acoustic instrument that’s a cross between a guitar, autoharp and omnichord. It uses the acoustic signal from real strings but digitally processes the sound in order to change notes.
It’s been commissioned by @drakemusicorg for use by young disabled people and music leaders in classrooms.
The Strummi was originally designed by me and Robert Jack for a collaborative PhD study. We are working on more developments and open to ideas for collaboration and commissions