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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Gary Hess posted a discussion

Corbetta's "alfabeto falso"

I am studying Corbetta's 1639 book (PDF facsimile available here: http://earlyguitar.ning.com/forum/topics/corbetta-first-book-1639).I am a bit confused by what he means with "I*", as defined in the introduction to this book. It looks like an "A suspended" chord (4th scale degree instead of 3rd).The "Folia sopra l'E" on p. 18 uses this "I*" chord a lot and the suspension is not resolved. Would an "A7" chord make…See More
1 hour ago
Branislav Djordjevic is now a member of Early Guitars and Vihuela
14 hours ago
Bill Brettschneider posted a discussion

Playford, Dancing Master

I have a question about Rhythm in John Playfords "Dancing Master."He seems to use whole notes with black heads in place of half notes, and double whole notes for whole notes. I worked out the rhythm (more or less) for "a health to betty" following this assumption. can anyone give me some insight?A_Health_To_Betty.pdf…See More
15 hours ago
Michael Mayr left a comment for Steven Zunino
"Hello Steven, do you still offer the two part rose for placement into a completed instrument. i would like to have some info´s about it. Thank you Michael"
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Ken Hartdegen replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Types of frets on the eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar
"The six course guitar is still a subject we know very little about. We need anything we can find, iconography, literature, whatever. I simply suggested that we should not disregard extant instruments when they are of the quality of the Romanillos…"
yesterday
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Types of frets on the eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar
"Thank you for this. However, I think you may have misunderstood my question: I'm not making a case either for or against fixed metal frets vis a vis tied frets on late eighteenth century Spanish six course guitars;  clearly both type of…"
yesterday
Ken Hartdegen replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Types of frets on the eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar
"The trouble with iconography is that it usually represents just one instance, perhaps using staging with an out of date instrument making it arguably equally unreliable. Why would it matter if Sanguino used frets in the late 1750s and beyond on big…"
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Tommie Andersson is now a member of Early Guitars and Vihuela
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Corbetta's "alfabeto falso"

Started by Gary Hess in Baroque Guitar 1 hour ago.

Playford, Dancing Master

Started by Bill Brettschneider in General Discussion 15 hours ago.

Types of frets on the eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar 8 Replies

Started by Martyn Hodgson in Early Romantic Guitar. Last reply by Ken Hartdegen yesterday.

Chitarra battente visits the doctor

Started by Rocky Mjos in Baroque Guitar on Monday.

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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, 2015.

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