Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Unidentified Painting

Can anyone identify this painting.   As you can see it is from the sleeve of a CD of music by De Visee but no details are given in the line…

Started by Monica Hall

2 yesterday
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Pinky rest height?

I've seen a number of romantic guitars with a pinky rest. Now, I have one a period guitar with a shadow where a rest used to be, but I have…

Started by Fernando Kurka

1 Jul 22
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Giacomo Gorzanis transcribed for renaissance guitar

I Learned these pieces more than 40 years ago for the guitar and recorder and thought I would go the original lute manuscript and transcrib…

Started by Michael P Walker

0 Jun 30

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…

Started by Bill Brettschneider

2 Jun 28
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Earliest use of a footstool?

Inspired by the capo post, I wanted to ask what the earliest documented use of a footstool similar to modern classical guitar technique mig…

Started by Bill Brettschneider

0 May 21


Does anyone have of copy of this manuscript - I-MOe Ms. E.323 - of baroque guitar music or know where I could download it from? Thanks Moni…

Started by Monica Hall

4 May 20
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la "BATTAGLIA" for lute and other ancient plucked instruments

my old work about "BATTAGLIA" for plucked instruments for the Bologna University here in:  https://www.academia.edu/24751182/LA_BATTAGLIA_P

Started by Davide Bortolai

0 May 4

Shakespeare: Renaissance or Baroque Guitar?

have been asked to play in a Shakespeare event. given that he died in 1616, would four or five course guitars have been used in his plays a…

Started by Edward C. Yong

1 Apr 26
Reply by Timo Peedu

Citole Tuning

Hi folk! Could you chaps suggest a useful tuning for a citole, 45.72 cm (18") string length?

Started by Edward C. Yong

2 Apr 26
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Sinfinia a due Corbetta; sheet

Dear Friends, I am trying to find a copy of an oiriginal score of Sinfonia a due by Franbcesco Corbetta, as far as I can see it comes  from…

Started by Yuri Liman

1 Apr 25
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