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Date: 4/2/2007

Single String Electric Guitar goes to the Music Loft

We took our Make designed single string electric guitar to show off at the Music Loft. As soon as Dennis the owner came out and we plugged in the PVC pipe-based guitar and struck a surprisingly mellow note, we had plenty of attention. Several of the local musicians tried out the guitar and were delighted at the varieties of music that could be had from a less than $20 homemade instrument. Of course getting the strings and machine head for free from Dennis helped contain the cost a little ;->

Our guitar is now a bass — after we split a string or two trying to get a conventional E tuning. One Lofter played it as a stand-up; another was into Led Zep playing a John Paul Jones bass line. Tucker came home and started on a guitar strap to be made of duct tape — what else?

Before we left, Dennis took some pictures for the Loft website eventually. I’ll link to them once we hear that they’re up.

intellagirl talk is online NOW

intellagirl @ UNC
Last week’s talk by Sarah “intellagirl” Robbins, “Creating Authentic and Engaging Community-Oriented Learning Spaces,” is now ready for viewing and download from the ibiblio speakers site.

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