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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…

Started by Gary Hess

1 yesterday
Reply by Monica Hall

What guitar is this?

hello this gutar scale 56,5cm.total leight 80cm. please more info. thanks

Started by milan dzubara

5 yesterday
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Chitarra battente visits the doctor

An instrument from c. 1720 from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was recently brought to the Boston Medical Center for a CT scan and endosco…

Started by Rocky Mjos

0 Jun 20


I am experimenting with different stringing approaches. I read Monica's paper on stringing and tuning and it is very helpful (thank you!).…

Started by Beth Alexander

3 Jun 15
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New CD "Nouvelles étrennes de guitare"

Hello everybody: This new CD, Nouvelles étrennes de guitare, with music of the Classical Period for five-course guitar has just been publis…

Started by Thomas Schmitt

2 May 24
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I have been working on some pieces from Corbetta, Royale guitar, and Im wondering about his use of the "segno" symbol. If, for example, in…

Started by Bill Brettschneider

6 Apr 30
Reply by Bill Brettschneider

basso continuo on the baroque guitar.

I'm interested in knowing how to arrange a song with basso continuo onto the baroque guitar. Is there some articles or book on the subject.

Started by Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen

11 Apr 29
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Right hand fingering (Calvi, Canario)

I didn't find much information about right hand plucking. Now I've started to play Canario by Carlo Calvi (compiler, Intavolatura di chimer…

Started by Elmar Driver

0 Apr 21

Bow Brand stings for baroque guitar?

They seem to be a very economical source for gut strings. Has anyone tried them? If so, varnished or unvarnished? any thoughts?

Started by Bill Brettschneider

4 Apr 19
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Chitarra Batente

I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the similarity between historical baroque guitar rasgueado and modern chitarra batente techniq…

Started by Bill Brettschneider

0 Apr 16


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