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Now and Xen

Apr 12, 2019

Istanbul has a long history and a diverse set of musical cultures, which include Anatolian folk music and Ottoman Turkish urban music. With thousands of guitars in Turkey, it was only a matter of time until somebody found a way to play guitar music in the appropriate local tunings using frets.

Tolgahan Çoğulu shares his experience playing microtonal guitar and curating a repertoire for this instrument. Listen to find out how to easily play microtonal music on a standard guitar using mini-frets, Tolgahan’s experience with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, how tablature is written, and how he is hoping to fly past the moon!


Intro: Tolgahan Çoğulu - Kara Toprak (from ‘Atlas’)

Outro: Tolgahan Çoğulu and Sinan Cem Eroğlu - Yağmur

William Allaudin Mathieu - Lattice İşi - Microtonal Guitar - 1st Movement


Tolgahan’s links


Microtonal Guitar for standard guitar with added frets - Volume 1 - Turkish and Persian traditional music

Guitar Salon International YouTube channel for classical guitar


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