Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

For all gut strung historical guitars (Renaissance, Baroque, and Early Romantic) and related plucked, fretted instruments up to c. 1850




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sergio muselli posted a status
"right with Stuart ! Have a look to the original, it could be better ..."
23 hours ago
Bill Brettschneider replied to Bill Brettschneider's discussion Baroque tablature notation.
"Not in this context. The tablature I'm using is the Spanish style with numbers instead of letters for each note. I would include a picture if I knew how. In Gaspar Sanz tomo I. Page 6 passacalles. 3 line, 3 measure. Wait a minute. Light dawns…"
Stuart Walsh replied to Bill Brettschneider's discussion Baroque tablature notation.
"x    =    fret 10"
Bill Brettschneider posted a discussion

Baroque tablature notation.

Im new to this, so I have what is likely to be a simple question. Ive been trying to play pieces from Sanz, and other composers using the same tablature method, and I have come across a symbol that im not sure of. sometimes there will be an x on the staff where you would expect there to be a number. I saw one site where they were "realizing " such tablature with the x indicating a trill, but I have peaces where this doesnt seem to work, as in there is no indication which notes to trill, say,,…See More
Homoki Zsolt and James Westbrook are now friends
Homoki Zsolt posted a discussion
Bill Brettschneider posted a blog post

Sacred songs with baroque guitar accompaniment

Hello. So, im getting an idea how this site works, slowly, so if someone can tell me how or where it would be better to ask this sort of thing, that would be appreciated. im new to baroque guitar. so new in fact that my guitar has not arrived yet. Ive been a classical guitar teacher for more than a decade, but the baroque guitar will be new to me.I will be playing in a recital with a harpsichordist and a tenor vocalist palm sunday 2016. the harpsichordist and i will play the Boccherini…See More
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Thomas Heck's blog post Soundboard Scholar #1 soon to appear
"Congratulations, Thomas! I am looking forward to reading the first issue. I am sure some members here would like contribute material to future issues. Jelma van Amersfoort"


Baroque tablature notation. 2 Replies

Started by Bill Brettschneider in General Discussion. Last reply by Bill Brettschneider yesterday.

Romantic guitar (Fabricatore 1811)

Started by Homoki Zsolt in For Sale / Wanted on Thursday.

Joseph Panormo guitar

Started by Tarquin Bolton in Early Romantic Guitar Aug 23.

New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers 13 Replies

Started by James Westbrook in Early Romantic Guitar. Last reply by Stanley Alexandrowicz Aug 17.

Regondi Reverie

Started by paul croft in General Discussion Aug 15.


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About the EG&V Ning Network

This Early Guitars and Vihuela Ning network was created by Rob MacKillop on May 17, 2008. The current Network Creator is Rocky Mjos. Jelma van Amersfoort is co-Administrator.

Created by Rob MacKillop May 20, 2008 at 12:30pm. Last updated by Rocky Mjos Aug 22.

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