Learning how to play the Saz (Baglama) and a little music theory at the same time. Ive started the work of determine where notes are so I can document chords, and as Im mapping out the notes of the frets, Im running into inconsistencies. Before I go much further, I want to make sure the … Continue reading Tuning and Scaling the Saz – Where Do I Drag The Lines?
The Basics When traveling for the last few years to An Tir for Egil’s Tourney, they run a competition that is fantastic and embodies the spirit of the Society. It is run over a few days and people prep before the event to participate in certain aspects. The competition is rich in history, and is … Continue reading Three Pillars – The Competition for all of us
I wrote a song based on period scripts in the 14th c. Using existing meter I created this song to use in a Bawdy Bardic competition in Adiantum, An Tir. Now the contest is over, I can share! Just outside of Florence, among the grassy knolls There lived a handsome maiden, who story must be … Continue reading The Lady and Her Dow’ry – A Song
When it comes to learning new things we all have methods. When it comes to music, its drilling it into my body over and over again until I can’t stand it any longer. I recently sorted all the songs in my playlist “SCA Songs to Learn” and was wondering: is 418 plays a lot? I added Rocky … Continue reading Internalizing Your Art and Show and Tell!