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Dva starinska napeva iz Bele krajine

V kontekstu rekonstrukcije glasbil iz muzeja in iskanja spremljajočega arhaičnega glasbenega izraza Bele krajine, podajam dve starinski pesmi, ki sodita v starejšo plast belokranjske glasbene estetetike. Prva je znana Tri jetrve, ki sodi v sklop zapuščine snemanj

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Istrian mih bagpipe chanter

An Istrian mih chanter. From a rough wooden blank to its final shape. Made in 2013.

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White Carniolan Bagpipe – plum and walnut wood

A bagpipe chanter – one of the two known types of diple chanters of White Carniola (Bela krajina). The instrument is and most likely has been played “parallely” with each hands covering toneholes on its own bore, using the same

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Bagpipe of Čičarija – plum and cherry wood

A reconstruction of a “mih” bagpipe of Golac village, following a preserved chanter fragment, kept in Ethnological Museum of Slovenia. The instrument is essentially a

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Sorbus aria

Years ago I played with a spalted log of a whitebeam tree (Sorbus aria). Not so impressive wood by its hardness, but visually appealing.

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Belokranjske dude – rekonstrukcija glasbil iz Metliškega muzeja

V letu 2014 sta bili na pobudo KUD Oton Župančič iz Vinice po sto letih premora izdelani repliki glasbil iz muzeja. Čeprav se zvočni zapisi igranja, ki bi jih zanesljivo lahko povezali z glasbiloma iz muzeja, niso ohranili, hrani Glasbenonarodnopisni inštitut nekatere posnetke igranja na piščali dvojnice in primere petja, ki pripadajo isti belokranjski glasbeni tradiciji.

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White Carniolan diple chanter – walnut and limewood

A diple chanter made of lime wood I made in 2014. The wood is not much impressive by itself. But it does turn out pretty cooperative when drilling the parallel bores with a hand drill gun.

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Tying a bagpipe bag in one-two-three

Here are some pictures of a mih bagpipe I’ve made years ago. After finishing the wooden parts comes the assembling part. Images tell more than a thousands of words.

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Updates on the “Arduino PLC”

Several people have contacted me regarding the “Teensy++ PLC”, either with the idea of extending it, or porting it to other microcontroller architectures, or developing it further as a true “Arduino” solution. Especially the true Arduino PLC solution is very tempting for me. Indeed, that was the idea that followed me from the very start. So, let me put together some thoughts on this topic.

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IDE update

After some joyful time I’ve had playing with GUI concepts and visuals, I threw that initial code away and started doing it the right way. At the time being, I have a simple GUI and dinamically extensible framework at some early stage. Think of it as a tiny, super-light netbeans or eclipse-like platform. There’s more to follow here. Take care!

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