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Baroque Guitar (170)

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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 yesterday
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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
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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

Venture a guess as to who made this historic guitar?

Hello super-sleuthes, I wonder if anyone has seen a similar guitar body which might help me identify the maker. Late 18 th century I assume…

Started by Christopher Davies

3 Mar 16
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Alfabetto question

Can anyone tell me what is going on here, in the "aleman," under the 3rd full bar. 3 T. ?

Started by Bill Brettschneider

12 Mar 4
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Sabionari Guitar details

Hi Guys,  This is my first post on this site, I've been stalking the forum for a while though :-) I'm interested in building a guitar bas…

Started by Karan Singh

5 Feb 23
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Late 18thC Spanish Six course guitar stringing

There's nothing specifically about string tensions on these instruments in the contemporary sources so I'd be grateful for the views of tho…

Started by Martyn Hodgson

0 Feb 18


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