All scordatura articles

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    Open to change: a history of scordatura


    In this extract from June 2003, Pauline Nobes delves into the history and purpose of scordatura from the 17th-century onwards

  • Scordatura-Pedals

    Bassist designs scordatura pedals for real-time retuning


    A young US double bassist and composer is developing a pedal system to allow bass players to change the pitch of strings while playing. Carter Callison, a doctoral student and Manson Composition Fellow at London's Royal Academy of Music, has raised $8,000 through crowdfunding website ...