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"Ehun Doinuak" a hurdy gurdy method to learn hurdy gurdy, without any prior knowledge.

The first method with a repertoire adapted from Euskal Herria. Also, gradual so you can learn from the beginning. Discover our crowdfunding!

Gorka Bravo Barreiro

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What is Ehun Doinuak?

Ehun Doinuak zarrabetearekin (in Basque: One hundred melodies with the hurdy-gurdy) is a book to learn to play hurdy-gurdy based on Basque songs.

The zarrabete (also called hurdy-gurdy, zanfona...) is an instrument of the rubbed string family, which had its peak throughout Europe in the s. XV and XVI. Although it has remained in many areas, in the Basque Country it lost its presence until it practically disappeared. However, there are many texts that tell us about the presence of this instrument, as already reflected by Juan Mari Beltrán in several articles.

In recent years, the zarrabete has been recovering its presence in the Iberian peninsula, with the presence of groups, luthiers, interpreters and teachers who are giving a new life to this instrument, especially in Galicia and Catalonia. But in Euskal Herria, many hurdy-gurdys are kept in closets.

Ehun Doinuak was born to help everyone who wants to learn to play the hurdy-gurdy, but does not have a teacher. Is a hurdy-gurdy learning method, with which, through one hundred songs of Basque folk music, you can learn to play this instrument, without the need for any prior knowledge.

Each song is related to a theme already published by a group or musician, as indicated at the beginning of the score. In this way, you can search for the theme and you can play with the song, making learning much easier, and more fun.

In the following video you can see a concrete example with the song Epel composed by Xabi Zeberio.

How is the book?

The method consists of two parts:

  • At the first part,in the beginning of the book, you can find a theoretical part, where we will talk about the instrument, its parts, how to play it, fingering tricks, how to move around the keyboard in a comfortable and organic way ... In addition, it includes more than 80 exercises to practice all this.

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(The cat also wanted to be in the photo. Cat not included)

  • The second part includes the hundred songs, organized in four levels of difficulty. In this part you can find the songs of more than fifty different groups. You can find folk groups such as Oskorri, Kepa Junkera, Korrontzi or Alboka, but also of singer-songwriters such as Mikel Laboa, Benito Lertxundi or Mikel Urdangarin, or more rock groups, such as Gatibu or Xabi Solano , among many others. All of them expressly arranged for zarrabete / hurdy-gurdy.

The first songs will also include fingering with numbers and the "zarrabetegrama", which will help us to carry out the movements of the hand on the keyboard.

The book will be in a trilingual edition, that is, in three languages: Basque, Spanish and English, so everyone can understand it.

Technical information:

  • Approximately 300 pages

  • More than 100 pages of theory

  • 80 technique exercises

  • 100 songs

  • In three languages: Euskara, Spanish and English.

  • Black and white

About the rewards

So that you can support the project, we have prepared some very interesting rewards:

Eskerrik asko!: 10€

With this reward you will collaborate with the project. Every drop counts. Also, your name will appear in the book as a patron. This reward is included in the rest of the rewards.

Digital edition: 20€

You will receive in your email:

1 - The book in .pdf version.

2 - All the scores included in the method in musescore format (.mus) and in MusicXLM format (.xml) so that you can see and listen to them at home!

Physical Edition: 30€

In this option you will receive the physical book, but shipping is not included.

Physical edition, Spain shipping: 40€

In this option, we will send the book to you anywhere in Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands included.

Shipping to rest of Europe: 30€

If you want to receive the reward anywhere in Europe, you will have to add this reward to your order, except in the digital edition.

International delivery: 45€

If you want to receive a physical reward anywhere outside of Europe, you will have to add this reward to your order, except in the digital edition.

Physical edition + digital edition + scores: 50€

1 - Physical edition, shipping included to any point of Spain.

2 - We send you by mail the book in .pdf format

3 - And also all the scores included in the method in musescore format (.mus) and in MusicXLM format (.xml)

  • National shipping costs included. To ship to Europe or International, you will also have to select the "Europe / International delivery" reward *

Physical edition + digital edition + scores + 1 hour private class: 100€

1 - We will send you the physical book + the digital book + the scores.

2 - We will give a 1 hour private class online or in person, where we will take the first steps, delve into the basic concepts of the instrument or ... whatever you want!

  • The class will be 1 hour. If you want to start and do not have an instrument, in the face-to-face class we will leave you a zarrabete. The face-to-face class will be in Vitoria-Gasteiz, if not, it will be online. The preferred language for the classes will be Spanish. If there is no other option, it can be done in Basque or English. National shipping costs included. To ship to Europe or International, you will also have to select the "Europe / International delivery" reward *

Physical edition + digital edition + scores + **2 hours private class: 150€

1 - We will send you the physical book + the digital book + the scores.

2 - We will give a 2-hour private class online or in person, where we can work on a song, the rhythms or solve your doubts about the instrument.

*The class will be 2 hours in a row or two classes of one hour. If you want to start and do not have an instrument, in the face-to-face class we will leave you a zarrabete. The face-to-face class will be in Vitoria-Gasteiz, if not, it will be online. The preferred language for the classes will be Spanish. If there is no other option, it can be done in Basque or English. National shipping costs included. To ship to Europe or International, you will also have to select the "Europe / International delivery" reward *

Sponsor: 250€

1 - We send you the book.

2 - We will put your logo, that of your company or association on the back cover of the book. We will also give you all the visibility we can from networks to your association, company or products. Be careful! Limited reward!

  • National shipping costs included. To ship to Europe or International, you will also have to select the "Europe / International delivery" reward *

Physical edition + digital edition + scores + 4 hours private class: 250€

1 - We will send you the physical book + the digital book + the scores.

2 - We will give a private 4-hour class in an intensive way, or distributed as you prefer (two classes of two hours, four classes of one hour ...) online or in person. In four hours, we will be able to work much better on all aspects of the instrument.

  • If you want to start and do not have an instrument, in the face-to-face class we will leave you a zarrabete. The face-to-face class will be in Vitoria-Gasteiz, if not, it will be online. The preferred language for the classes will be Spanish. If there is no other option, it can be done in Basque or English. National shipping costs included. To ship to Europe or International, you will also have to select the "Europe / International shipping" reward *

** Group class of 8 hours: € 400 **

1 - In this reward I will give a group Masterclass of 8 hours. This option is intended for associations or schools.

  • Price for Euskadi and surroundings. In other locations, travel and accommodation allowances must be paid for. In this case, the local will be set by the association, and it will be responsible for ensuring that the hygienic-sanitary conditions (maximum number of attendees, safety distance, ventilation, hydroalcoholic gel, masks, etc.) legal at the time of the completion of the course. The preferred language for the classes will be Spanish. If there is no other option, it can be done in Basque or English. *

** Group class of 8 hours and book for students: € 600 **

1 - Masterclass for associations etc. 8 hours, for a maximum of 10 students

2 - In addition, each student of the course will receive a book, so that we can work with it directly.

  • Price for Euskadi and surroundings. In other locations, travel and accommodation allowances must be paid for. In this case, the local will be set by the association, and it will be responsible for ensuring that the hygienic-sanitary conditions (maximum number of attendees, safety distance, ventilation, hydroalcoholic gel, masks, etc.) legal at the time of the completion of the course. The preferred language for the classes will be Spanish. If there is no other option, it can be done in Basque or English. *

** Concert / Presentation talk: € 600 **

In this option, we will present the book and give a concert in duo / trio format.

  • Price for Euskadi and surroundings. In other locations, the organizer must pay for the travel and accommodation allowances for the participating musicians. The organizer will also be in charge of putting the premises, sound and technicians, and will be responsible for ensuring that the hygienic-sanitary conditions (maximum number of attendees, safety distance, ventilation, hydroalcoholic gel, masks, etc.) legal in the time of the course. The preferred language for the presentation will be Spanish. If there is no other option, it can be done in Basque or English. *

About us

My name is ** Gorka Bravo Barreiro **, and I am a teacher and interpreter of zarrabete / hurdy-gurdy.

I have a Diploma in Musical Teaching from the University of the Basque Country EHU / UPV, a Master's in Psychopedagogy from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and a Professional Degree in Bagpipes from the Conservatory of Oviedo. In addition, in an unregulated way, I have studied zarrabete / hurdy-gurdy with great teachers such as Jesús Reolid, Abel García, Germán Díaz, Efren López or Carlos Do Viso.

Actually , I teach at the Folk School - Folk Eskola de Gasteiz, Dominizubi School of Music of Zigoitia Musika eskola, and Asturian Center of Vitoria-Gasteiz. I am also part of the groups Sarrabete, Kolme Katu or Harresian Zulo and I have collaborated with various groups or musicians of the folk scene such as Korrontzi, Kepa Junkera, Luar na Lubre, Carlos Núñez or Kukai

What will we use your rewards for?

The contributions you make in the crowdfunding will go towards the translation of the book or the creation and delivery of the rewards. In the following graph you can see where your money will go. As you can see, each euro will be necessary for us to carry out this project.

Indicative graph of destination of rewards.
Indicative graph of destination of rewards.

Calendar

The book is already written, so from the end of the crowdfunding, the delivery of the rewards will be relatively fast, so you will receive the books between one and two months from the end of it.

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  • Sergio Maseda

    Sergio Maseda

    14 days

    Enhorabuena por este maravilloso trabajo!! Tiene una pinta estupenda. Deseando tenerlo ya.

  • Patxi

    Patxi

    16 days

    Aúpa Gorka!!! Pedazo de trabajo que te estás currando

  • Quentin Budworth

    Quentin Budworth

    17 days

    So excited to support this initiative well done Gorka!

  • Marco Hakenjos

    Marco Hakenjos

    21 days

    Buena idea!! Será mi primer libro para aprender zanfona con mi Gamarra

  • Jesus santiso

    Jesus santiso

    24 days

    Animo y suerte con este proyecto!

  • Antom marcal

    Antom marcal

    25 days

    Ganinhas de zarrabetear! Parabéns pelo projecto!

  • matutatuno

    matutatuno

    25 days

    Enhorabuena por el proyecto y el libro!

  • Iñigo Gonzalez

    Iñigo Gonzalez

    29 days

    Eskerrik Asko

  • Francesco Ronchi

    Francesco Ronchi

    30 days

    What a nice idea! I'm an Italian hurdy-gurdyist with already some knowledge about the instrument (I've been studying it since October 2020), but I'm a great lover of several folk music traditions, so I'm very happy to support this interesting project! I look forward to receive the book :)

  • Eneko

    Eneko

    about 2 months

    Aúpa Gorka!!

#02 / Amaiera... eta hasiera! / El final... y el principio! / The end... and the beginning!!

(CAS) Hace unos meses, me preguntaba si a alguien le interesaría este trabajo. Al final, me decidí por hacer un crowdfunding, pensando que ni siquiera llegaría a la cifra necesaria para sacarlo adelante. Cuarenta días después, 153 personas... (153!! 😨) me habéis demostrado que el zarrabete está vivo! Casi el 200% recaudado!!

Sois la ostia! Mil gracias a cada uno! Espero que estar a la altura de las expectativas! Pero al menos, prometo intentarlo, de hecho, voy a hacer todo lo posible para que el libro llegue a vuestras casas antes de que finalice este mes de junio!

Por cierto, dentro de unos días, os llegará un formulario, donde tendréis que rellenar los datos necesarios, principalmente, dirección de envío y nombre con el que queréis aparecer en los agradecimientos.

Mil gracias a todos!!
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#01 / Conseguido! Lortu dugu! We did it!

(CAS) Hemos alcanzado el 100% del crowdfunding!

Eso significa que el libro será una realidad!

Muchas gracias a todos los que habéis apoyado el proyecto!

Y los que no, aun tenéis tiempo de hacerlo, ya que recordad, que el libro solo se podrá comprar mediante el crowdfunding!

Quedan 13 días!

Muchas gracias!
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(EUS) Crowdfunding-aren %100 lortu dugu!

Horrek esan nahi du liburua egia izango dela!

Mila esker proiektuari lagundu dioten guztiei!

Eta gogoratu, liburua crowdfunding honen bidez bakarrik eros daitekeela!

13 egun besterik ez da falta!

Mila Esker guztioi!!
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(ENG) We have reached 100% crowdfunding!

That means the book will be a reality!

Many thanks to everyone who has supported the project!

And for those of you who don't, you still have time to do so, you must remember that the book can only be purchased through this crowdfunding!

Only 13 days left!

Thank you!!

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