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by mem001
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Six string 'cello??
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: Six string 'cello??

Sounds like a bass viol, also called viola da gamba. It has 6, sometimes 7 strings and frets, It's tuned a little like a guitar, in 4ths with a 3rd between the middle 2 strings. A six string bass viol has the tuning D2 G2 C3 E3 A3 D4. The viol family seems to have developed out of the early guitar, ...
by mem001
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Dog collars
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Dog collars

You've probably found a good solution by now, but I was wondering the same thing about my spaniels so I started a Pinterest board of dogs in Medieval manuscripts and tapestries https://uk.pinterest.com/marymohan001/medieval-dogs/ They seem to range from the very ornate to the extremely simple. Haven...
by mem001
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

Re: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

I've always been amazed by Playford's bravery at publishing the Dancing Master under the Commonwealth. I wonder whether he was trying to preserve dances before they were potentially lost. It must have been a very bleak time for dancers and musicians.
by mem001
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To hood or not to hood?
Replies: 2
Views: 796

To hood or not to hood?

Hi there. I've just made my first reenactment clothing for my wife and me. We've joined a group that covers 1250 - 1350, and I've gone for late 13th century kirtles and surcoats, so loose rather than fitted, no buttons or lacing, all wool. This is hers, waiting to be fitted for sleeve length. The be...
by mem001
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Kirtles
Replies: 22
Views: 4255

Re: Linen Kirtles

I've just read this thread, and I think I'm a little bit in love with you all now. Up with pedantry! In our household we had a system of Pedant Star Awards: Bronze - reasonable/accurate pedantry Silver - interesting pedantry Gold - impressive pedantry Platinum - Pedantry that goes above and beyond a...
by mem001
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tablet Weaving
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: Tablet Weaving

Isn't it?! I've just started tablet weaving, and it was that site that got me going. Since then I've built myself a simple post loom based on 13th century paintings and got a few wooden tablets as well as my good old playing cards!
by mem001
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: New member - medieval music
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: New member - medieval music

Hi there! Only just found this reply - it got lost in my spam folder. I think we might have met at the Ryton re-enactors fair. I've got the MMITD dates for this year in my diary, so I'll see you there! In the meantime, I'm memorising CSMs and the odd troubadour tune on my treble viol, and I've commi...
by mem001
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: New member - medieval music
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

New member - medieval music

Thought I'd posted, but looks like I didn't. Sorry if this is a 2nd post. Anyway ... I'm a new member and just getting into re-enactment, specifically as a musician. Originally I'm a cellist, but I also play viol and am wanting to get more experienced in medieval music and instruments. I'm planning ...
by mem001
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: New member - medieval music
Replies: 0
Views: 611

New member - medieval music

Hi I'm interested in getting into Medieval re-enactment as a musician. I'm a string and wind player (viol, cello, violin, double bass, flute, recorder) and I love medieval music. I've found loads of resources by scouring the internet and am now equipped with troubadour songs, estampies, salterellos ...
by mem001
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: New member - medieval music
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

New member - medieval music

Hi Just wanted to say hello. I'm interested in getting into Medieval re-enactment as a musician. I'm a string and wind player (viol, cello, violin, double bass, flute, recorder) and I love medieval music. I've found loads of resources by scouring the internet and am now equipped with troubadour song...

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