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Tutorial on playing the coup

Luthier Neil Brook has put together a short written guide with photographs of how to play the “coup de 4”, “coup de 3” and “coup de 4 irregular”.  Available on his website here.

Nice video for beginners on basic playing tips, such as how to turn the handle, how to hold it correctly, synchronizing wheel turns with the notes,etc.  This is a chapter from the DVD by Ina Lemm - see www.hurdy-gurdy-music.com.  Includes the music “Springtanz” by Michael Praetorius.

Advice on the correct posture for holding the hurdy-gurdy.  Part of the DVD “Learning to play the hurdy-gurdy” by Ina Lemm.  See www.hurdy-gurdy-music.com for more details.  Includes the music Danza do caminho, Spain, 12 Century.

A demostration of various coups that can be performed using the tune Cypress (Chypre).

The basic technique for playing the coup gras (long coup) on the hurdy gurdy. This is not the only way to perform the coup but it the basic technique.

A basic technique for playing the coup in the number four position on the hurdy gurdy. This is not the only way to perform the coup but it the basic technique.

The basic technique for playing the coup in the number three position on the hurdy gurdy. This is not the only way to perform the coup but it the basic technique.

The basic technique for playing the coup in the number two position on the hurdy gurdy. This is not the only way to perform the coup but it the basic technique.

The basic technique for playing the coup in the number one position on the hurdy gurdy. This is not the only way to perform the coup but it shows the basic techniques.

A basic video on the position of the crank handle for the hurdy gurdy. This video is a quick video to show how to properly hold the handle for basic coup technique. It is not the only way to accomplish the coup but it is the basic technique.

First video in a tutorial series focusing on playing the trompette to achieve different rhythmic patterns.  Done without speech and only mime and the instrument.  Compelling watching and a great tutorial!

Hurdy-gurdy without words.  Compelling tutorial - without any spoken words - on playing the hurdy-gurdy in different modes with trompette.