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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Markku Laakso replied to Dominic Wan's discussion Joseph Kreutzer Trios op. 9 nos 1 and 2
"Hello Dominic! 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…"
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Somebody help me out please. How do you get all the parts to line up?
Andrew White replied to Andrew White's discussion Carbonchi 1640 (* sign)
"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…"
Sep 15
Isidro alcantar posted a discussion

Book and dvd jose romanillos

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?
Sep 13
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Sep 13
Andrew White posted a discussion

Carbonchi 1640 (* sign)

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
Sep 13
Yuri Liman replied to Isidro alcantar's discussion Baroque guitar in the meantime?
"Hi, 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…"
Sep 12


Joseph Kreutzer Trios op. 9 nos 1 and 2 5 Replies

Started by Dominic Wan in General Discussion. Last reply by Markku Laakso yesterday.

Book and dvd jose romanillos 1 Reply

Started by Isidro alcantar in Baroque Guitar. Last reply by Michael. N. Sep 18.

Carbonchi 1640 (* sign) 3 Replies

Started by Andrew White in Baroque Guitar. Last reply by Monica Hall Sep 15.

Baroque guitar in the meantime? 2 Replies

Started by Isidro alcantar in General Discussion. Last reply by Yuri Liman Sep 12.

Snyder baroque guitar? 1 Reply

Started by Isidro alcantar in General Discussion. Last reply by SZÖNYI Sep 11.


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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.

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