Sorry for the delay, yes I'm also interested. Kreutzer lived in Düsseldorf i guess? Maybe we could try to find it from some university library from there.
I could ask the Goethe institute if they could have any hint from…"
"Thanks Monica, that does make sense now I've scanned through instances of the sign in light of what you said. He seems to use it when chords are either at the end of a line, but the strumming marks carry over to the next line, or when a chord…"
Does anyone know how i can get a hold of jose romanillos dvd" how to build a vihuela de mano " and his book " making a spanish guitar? Is his book about the classical guitar or the baroque guitar. I am very interested in these and would appreciate anyones help?
In Carbonchi's 1640 book he uses the sign * next to some chords. (see pages 22 and 24 as examples) On the page A LETTORI he says, "E trouando quest altro segno * si deue fermare la mano" which according to my very poor Italian translation is something like: and having this other sign * you can stop your hand.I am inclined to think his means stopping to the strings with the right to shorten the notes, but I may be very wrong about this. The sign is used next to both bar chords and non-bar…See More
you could use classical guitar, restring it, make lower tension meanwhile.
Or you could use also parlour guitar which are popular in US and available at wide range - it has smaller size but approx the same scale.
Also change strings for baroque…"