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Found this random demonstration video whilst poking around for cellos on the Bay... thought it was kind of a nice arrangement musically:
So, I've been pretty timid about posting recordings of myself online. And posting solo Bach is especially scary, but this past weekend, I finally went ahead with it. BTW- It's about 10 seconds in that I realize I didn't tighten my bow enough. (whoops) And I'm dedicated to my attaca Allemande, so it isn't until the Courante that I tighten it. And by the time I start playing the Sarabande, my top two strings (gut) are thoroughly out of tune. I should've stopped to tune sooner than I did (just before the bourrees). Live performance...
For all the people interested in hearing one of my clavichords, I now have a 4 instrument CD demo of my instruments loaded up on youtube, and the recordings and pictures in 4 sections are posted below. This particular recording is one track of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach followed by two tracks of Wilhelm Friedeman Bach, one of JS Bachs sons. This instrument i copied was built in the late 1700s by Christoph Friedrich Schmahl, and is Five octaves FF-f3 double fretted, which means each natural and its sharp share the same strings, so you can only play one or the other at once, the sharp or the natural, playing both makes a horrible noise! These are a little harder to play than unfretted clavichords, but use about 3/4s as many strings, making the instrument not as deep, and oftentimes louder than unfretted(each note has it own two strings) because less strings load the soundboard down. The sound quality is better than I expected for you tube, but it really helps if you have good headphones or really good speakers hooked up to your computer, hope you enjoy it, heres the link to you tube I should add, none of these instruments are for sale, I am building clavichords again, but this is not intended as advertising, just an explanation to the forum of what i was doing while the rest of you were building violins!! I sort of got tired of people asking, how many violins have you made, now I just reply, how many clavichords have you made!!! heres the picture of the Schmahl clavichord again;