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Love Cello? Love MORE strings? Love frets?
Video tutorials for Viola de Gamba!
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February 7, 2022 - 12:03 pm
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If you LOVE Cello, wish you had extra strings and maybe have a background of guitar, used to using frets - the Viola da gamba (aka Viol) could be the instrument for YOU! 

I will never consider LESS than 5 strings... and I did consider Glasser's new CF 6-string Violin, but settled on their 5-string VIOLA, instead. 

Now, the Viola de Gamba caught my interest, but the big drawback was - I saw NO help learning it on YouTube... until NOW! 

Sam Stadien, "professional viola da gamba player, cellist, sound engineer and videographer", has a YouTube Channel - WITH TUTORIALS! 

Sam Stadien - Viola de Gamba Videos & Tutorials





Many sizes, with frets partway up the fingerboard!

...think I'd prefer a different bow grip, but still VERY COOL! 

- Emily


August 2, 2022 - 10:05 pm
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The heavenly Lirone  (Lira da gamba) is similar to Viola da gamba (fretted), but has 9 to 16 strings  - played the end of the Rennaissance and into the Baroque period. 

...have you checked string prices lately? 😳 

Emilia Benjamin introduces the Lirone




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