closing date: 19 Jul 2012
We would like to introduce to you a new musical instrument: the kelstone.
The essence of the Kelstone is that the hands lie on top of the strings, giving the player enormous new possibilities for harmony and expression:
The Kelstone is all about a new expression and control of one note and looking at a string from a different angle:
The string lies in front of you and your finger on top of it!
This position of the hands allows new and different movements of the fingers.
Movements that are impossible when your hand is wrapped around a neck like on other stringed instrument (be it guitar, ukele, tap guitar, violin,...)
One can make extreme and very subtle slidings and bendings and have a total new control over the sustain and envelope of a note.
Like saxophoneplayers or cellists change, prolong or end their notes.
• 5 octaves and three whole notes
• ability to use both hands independently (like a pianoplayer)
• use of 8 or even 10 fingers at the same time (one hand can overlap almost 4 octaves and all the notes in between, think of the voicings one can make)
• ability to strum, fingerpick, slide, bend, hammer-on, pull-off, to play percussive, etc
• the tuning of the strings in fourths (if you know one key you know all the keys, the figures are the same on any place on the neck)
are all things that make the Kelstone very unique but the true innovation of the Kelstone is the new position of the hands:
new expression and control of a note.
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