Bards

LE SCALA

  • OCTAVA SOPRANA
  • Uhmdur N'oor
  • Millie Mano
  • OCTAVA MEZZOSO
  • Efthu Enfos
  • Aloid Gth'arr
  • OCTAVA OTRALTO
  • Bila 'Ratchet' Frett
  • Rebecca Trat
  • OCTAVA COUNTRA
  • Mullur 'o' Maldum
  • Hrafny Bilmüthrarr
  • OCTAVA TENORAO
  • Hugin Enzio
  • Troel Trat
  • OCTAVA BARITOA
  • Kildu Omort
  • Gnifta Limburralle
  • OCTAVA BASSORA
  • Anita Hjøll
  • Kular Kull Kvoltiska
  • OCTAVA VIBRALT
  • Mindy K'aelto
  • Horresta Yde

TIMELINE

  • Founded 600 SA

Legend

“They sang at campfires, palisades, and donkey back, long before any Skjald. Their sarcastic mocking of Nobility and merry enhancing of poor men’s accomplishments made them favourites of the common folk.”

Skjald Sigurd

 

History

Long before the Great Hordes rose to power, Professions of various kinds entertained low and high. Among these were a lot named Bards, and Kanziganthir has assured me they existed long before he was born a thousand years ago. Now, let’s toast to that.

Skjald Yell'a'Beard

 

There’s a century-long rivalry between Skjalds and Bards. Currently, it is the Bards that have suffered the greatest loss to date, when Kazumix left them for the Skjalds. His immense vocal talent allowed him to span over all tempi and but ‘hummer performance’. Once an exceptional master of ‘Tenuto’, he has changed into a shorter and shorter performance, and these days he is performing solely in ‘Decato’.

Skjald Vinotis

 

Organisation

Their history is as old as the grunting of living beings, and they have, through time, been divided into three schools. One of the different tempi is generally defined as the action of a voice or instrument per second. The other is how to present the sounds being delivered. The third is about voice-of-tune pitch.

Skjald El Mary

 

School of Performance

“Detaco”
Is a performer who makes very distinct pauses between tunes or sounds created, almost as if silence in-between is a living part of the performance. Basically, making silence half of the performance.

“Stacco”
Is a performer who makes very distinct transitions between actions, often with a notable variance in volume or octave and with little or no silence in between.

“Legato”
Is a performer who lets every action flow into the next, leaving no silence or no abrupt change in sound volume or octave. Making the performance an endless, continued stream.

“Tenuto”
Is a performer who lets oral actions and underlying instrument tunes hold for an artificially long time. Sometimes tunes are as long as 90 seconds, or for some instruments, they last throughout the entire performance. Some exceptionally skilled vocalists also make humming and whistling sounds alongside any other action, thus making orals last the entire performance as well.

Skjald Ulrich

 

School of Tempi

“Dubo”
It is a performance following a rhythm of one action or less per second.

“Hiop”
It is a performance aiming for one and a half actions per second.

“Mezo”
It is a performance with two actions per second.

“Jaco”
It is a performance of three actions or more per second.

Skjald Valgrif

 

School of Tessitur

It is the school teaching its performers to use their voice where it is most comfortable, spend the least energy rehearsing, and perform their preferred repertoire. As voice types most often change over time, performers generally shift both their school and their repertoire throughout their lives.

Some are, though, of such talent and skill that they span several careers.

Generally, females are in the higher end, topping the soprano, and males are in the lower end, reaching down to the rumblers.

Soprano

Mezzo-soprano

Contralto

Countertenor

Tenor

Baritone

Bass

Rumbler

Skjald Sigurd

 

School of performing lore…

Some say a school is more…

Dancing and weaving…

Skjald Kazumix

 

Special

They often master several instruments, languages, weapons, and other arts and are experts at setting a mood.

Skjald Vinotis

Last Updated on 2024-02-06 by IoM-Christian