Tuning and Scaling the Saz – Where Do I Drag The Lines?

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?

Three Pillars – The Competition for all of us

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

The Lady and Her Dow’ry – A Song

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

Internalizing Your Art and Show and Tell!

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!