Victor on 02004-09-09 at 14:36 Whew! For a second there I thought Robby was going to have to kill a cat. Reply
Whew! For a second there I thought Robby was going to have to kill a cat.
Victor, that’s random!! :) lol…Sorry, Chicago folks! You’ll have an awesome show, anyway :D
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What?! I thought it was common knowledge that stringed instruments use “cat gut” strings – or at least used to. OK, maybe that’s more of a common myth than knowledge. In any case, where you gonna find a string for a Kora in a pinch?? Apparently at the sporting goods store! Which makes me think that maybe it was Ron Popeil who actually invented the Kora. Oh never mind – this is why I shouldn’t be allowed to blog. :-(
Keep on blogging, Victor. You made me laugh!
Victor is correct. Cat-gut was used on guitars, lutes, violins, violas and celli. These strings were very hard to keep in tune and had a mellower sound. See the Simply Baroque series with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Yo-Yo Ma.
Thanks Carolynn! Probably better not to encourage me though! ;-) Anyway, sorry Robby and Ottmar about the string situation! I’m sure the show will be great anyway! And now you’ve got a line on a string in Chicago. Looks like JC is your Savior! Oh heck, there I go again – I’ll just go sit quietly in the corner for a while…