Duduk and guitar

Posted by on Apr 27 2011 | Instruments

Armen Grigoryan, principal duduk player of the Yerevan State Orchestra in Armenia and master teacher/virtuoso, was kind enough to use one of my guitar compositions as the ground for a duduk solo – a fusion of British and Armenian music:



The guitar played here is a Lowden S25J nylon string jazz guitar, which I no longer own. The duduk is a great instrument, almost the same size as the Xaphoon which we sell here, but turned from mulberry or almond wood and fitted with a very large double reed. It is more a relative of the oboe or hautbois than the sax, though it actually plays more like a sax in terms of expression and intonation.

– David

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  1. annalie

    this is hauntingly beautiful. how can I download this track?

    10 Aug 2011 at 9:22 am

  2. admin

    It’s on my Soundclick.com page along with 99 other not-so-haunting tracks! http://www.soundclick.com/davidkilpatrick – despite all the Reverbnation and Soundcloud stuff, I still think Soundclick (the site which picked up the baton from the ‘killed’ mp3.com ten years ago) offers some of the best functions and information panels. So far, I’ve stuck with them and not shifted my music elsewhere. – David

    10 Aug 2011 at 10:19 am

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