Lars Rosager is eager to share his diverse musical talents in the recording studio. References are readily available. Feel free to search the internet for samples (search Lars, Lars Rosager [not to be confused with my cousin, a dancer and teacher], Lars C. Rosager, Lars Christian Rosager, Larz, Elçiar, Lorenzo del Campo . . .).
In traditional choral contexts, Tenor 2
Most transposed Modes sung from C final.
Full-bodied tone from A one perfect tenth below middle C to E one major third above middle C. Below said A, tone is significantly more airy and lesser in volume. Above said E, falsetto.
Lars Rosager currently employs three guitars: one nylon-string seven-string, one five-course Baroque guitar, and one Raga guitar.
The seven-string is a 2007 nylon-string acoustic by Mexican luthier Montalvo (#CasaMontalvoGuitars). This guitar is customized a little bit. The strings are not in the “standard” classical guitar layout in that the lowest string is round wound, the next four are flat wound (#ThomastikInfeldStrings), and the highest two are black nylon (string 2) and gold nylon (string 1). The sound is heavenly; for more detail, please contact Lars via email or telephone. The upper register (past the tenth fret) is fretless. The instrument is normally tuned to AEADGBE, but, any requests for scordature are kindly accommodated.
The five-course Baroque guitar is absolutely charming. It was built by Zachary Taylor, who closely followed the model of seventeenth-century luthier A. Voboam. The Baroque was an important period for the guitar, one in which the rawness of folk guitar style melded with learned lute techniques. As the term five-course implies, there are five sets of strings tuned (from lowest to highest) gG, Cc, ff, aa, d. This guitar, though it does not have a pickup, would be lovely for many genres – not just music composed in, or modeled after, the Baroque. For more information, please see James Tyler’s article “The Guitar and its Performance from the Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries.” Lars’s master’s thesis builds from music for this instrument.
The Raga guitar is designed for modal music from a C root. It is tuned to the following just-intonation scheme:
135/128, 9/8, 6/5, 5/4, 4/3, 45/32, 3/2, 8/5, 5/3, 16/9, 15/8
This special instrument is tuned C-G-C-G-C low to high, and features two chikari strings tuned to Pa-Sa (C), Ni-Sa (C), or Ma-Sa (C). Again, scordature welcome!