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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Libertylute posted a status
"Just completed the posting of the videos from the LSA Lute Festival performance of Warner Iversen on Baroque guitar: bit.ly/WarnerGuitar "
Adalbert Arbuscula posted a discussion

vihuela - how to start?

Hello friends,In a few weeks I should receive my first vihuela ever, so as you can imagine I can't wait. I played guitar before, but I will have to prepare music for historical theatre play so I decided to buy historical instrument instead of using regular guitar. I found a lot of facsimiles in internet but my question is:which author do you suggest would be the best for start? Narvaez. Mudarra?? Just to go step by step from easy pieces to more complicated. As you imagine it's very easy to get…See More
Monica Hall replied to Edward C. Yong's discussion BG continuo for Bach & Zelenka.
"A lot depends on what you mean by religious music or sacred music.     I think you need to make a distinction between settings of religious texts and music intended to be performed in church as part of the liturgy.  I am…"
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Edward C. Yong's discussion BG continuo for Bach & Zelenka.
"Hello Konstantin, that sounds like a fascinating paper. As to the Concert Spirituels, I think the only guitarist employed there ever, in over 60 years, was Vidal in 1776... so that rather demonstrates how UNusual it was for guitars to be used for…"
Rocky Mjos left a comment for Gary Garofano
"Welcome to the EG+V network, Gary!"
Gary Garofano is now a member of Early Guitars and Vihuela
Monica Hall replied to Edward C. Yong's discussion BG continuo for Bach & Zelenka.
"It seems to me wholly inappropriate to include baroque guitar in the music of Bach or Zelenka - Rameau perhaps if it was secular. As I understand it the Concert Spirituel was formed to perform instrumental music and vocal music with Latin texts at…"
Cogg replied to Cogg's discussion Music for voice and vihuela on the radio
"I should add - the voice is Maria Cristina Kiehr's, and the vihuela is in the hands of (EG member) Ariel Abramovich."
Jul 22


vihuela - how to start?

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BG continuo for Bach & Zelenka. 8 Replies

Started by Edward C. Yong in Baroque Guitar. Last reply by Monica Hall on Wednesday.

help needed old guitar 8 Replies

Started by hans jones in Instrument Building, Repair, and Strings. Last reply by hans jones Jul 14.

Morlaye and more... 12 Replies

Started by Valéry Sauvage in General Discussion. Last reply by wolfgang wiehe Jul 13.


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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 and additional Administrators are Jelma van Amersfoort and Andrew Hartig.

Created by Rob MacKillop May 20, 2008 at 12:30pm. Last updated by Rocky Mjos Mar 13, 2010.

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