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 Post subject: Gaida questions.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:20 pm 
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Hi Folks,
I'm trying to find information on the differences between Greek and Bulgarian Gaida. I'm told by a fellow forum member that the Greek gaidi possibly have a narrower bore than the Bulgarian Djura gaidi and I'm wondering if the bore may also be cylindrical as distinct from conical, or if there is some sort of difference in the reeds and/or reed material. I'm looking for a gaida that has a more mellow/softer tone and less volume than the Djura gaida, I'm particularly interested in the gaida music from the Evros region of Thrace. From recordings and video clips on youtube of the (predominantly) older/senior players it seems (to my ears at least) that there are these differences, but this could be due to the sound of old recordings and recording equipment. Also does anyone have any information about the Macedonian gaida as regards these differences in tone and volume. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.
David.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaida questions.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:54 am 
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I would get hold of Hector Bezanis, who is a fantastic Gaida player and maker.

He spent many years playing Bulgarian Gaida but I understand that he's a fantastic Greek Gaida player too. He would know every difference between the structure, style, and music.

Here he is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFXofoqarZs

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