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Ideal String Length

a cursory inspection of makers' websites and historical instruments reveals that the string length for baroque guitars appears to vary from…

Started by Edward C. Yong

7 Apr 11
Reply by Monica Hall

10 pegs but 9 strings?

Hello forum people!  I joined so I could post a question that has been perplexing me for some time.  Current thinking seems to be that the…

Started by Bev Ross

12 Apr 2
Reply by Akira Sakamoto


Hi all, I was looking for the manuscript for the piece Xacona as played on Alfred Fernández's CD Ad Hunc Modum, track 8 https://itunes.app

Started by Andrew White

1 Mar 20
Reply by Monica Hall

Pre-classical/"Galante" style music for guitar

Hello,Since I became interested in classical guitar music, I always had the belief that music for Baroque guitar ended with Santiago de Mur…

Started by Gregory Moberg

3 Mar 7
Reply by Martyn Hodgson

Hertzberg ms.

This is a choral from the hertzberg ms called "In dich hab ich gehoffet Herr", the same as Judenkunigs "Christ ist erstanden".

Started by Trond Bengtson

5 Feb 2
Reply by Toshiaki Kakinami

The complete Hertzberg manuscript

I'm uploading the complete Hertzberg ms for baroque guitar on My Page. In a few days it will be complete. So far you can find the pieces in…

Started by Trond Bengtson

10 Jan 11
Reply by Rocky Mjos

Rasgueado and Strumming - Baroque Guitar

Have I put my foot in it?  In another thread I described a right-hand gesture on the baroque guitar that uses the ring finger.  Is that ina…

Started by Chris Despopoulos

3 Jan 5
Reply by Monica Hall

Barcelona MS691

I have just digitized my copy of the manuscript Barcelona Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya Ms 691-2 with pieces for the baroque guitar. Ove…

Started by Thomas Schmitt

12 Jan 2
Reply by Daniel Rico Camps

Alfabeto Italian Popular Songs

Since I got so much great information with my last post, I figured I'd try again with something I'm working on. In James Tyler's book  The…

Started by John Romey

12 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by Monica Hall

De Visee

I was surprised to read in the liner notes of a recent CD of lute music by De Visee that he was born in the town of Viseu in Portugal and s…

Started by Monica Hall

4 Dec 9, 2013
Reply by Monica Hall


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