Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

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Book "La Guitarra en Madrid (1750-1808)..." - 2015 Spanish Musicology Award

Hello, Book's Abstract (the book is in Spanish): "The late 18th and early 19th-centuries witnessed a revitalization of the guitar in Madri…

Started by Ricardo Aleixo

4 Feb 20
Reply by Ricardo Aleixo

Joseph Kreutzer Trios op. 9 nos 1 and 2

I've been googling quite a bit but can't find Joseph Kreutzer's trios op. 9, nos 1 and 2. Can anyone please point me in the right direction…

Started by Dominic Wan

1 Feb 19
Reply by Jens Bang-Rasmussen

Symbol for E minor chord in tablature

Bonjour, Hello In the tablatures, letters are used to describe the chords. Does anyone know why the symbol used for the E minor chord is a…

Started by Jean-Jacques Sacré

4 Feb 15
Reply by Monica Hall

Early 19th C scordatura

All, A question: was Sor the first person to advocate retuning the bass strings (6/D, 6/F, 5/G)? I can't find anything earlier. And I haven…

Started by David Norton

12 Jan 9
Reply by Juan Pablo Pira

Baroque to Romantic transition: Construction & Strings

I am trying to learn about the changes from Baroque to Romantic era guitars and have some questions. I understand that Romantic guitars had…

Started by Dan Mozell

2 Dec 23, 2016
Reply by Bill Brettschneider

Rudimentos para tocar la guitarra

I downloaded this from the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana a long time ago. Can't find the link now, so I offer it here as a PDF. Published…

Started by Hans Kockelmans

9 Nov 9, 2016
Reply by Nicolae Szekely

baroque guitar historical models

dear friends which is the biggest type  of baroque guitar between the well known models: voboam, stradivari ecc.. ? can you gently give me…

Started by Davide Bortolai

6 Oct 27, 2016
Reply by Davide Bortolai

Baroque guitar method

Does anyone know of a progressive method for baroque guitar?  I have James Tyler's book "A Guide to the Baroque Guitar" which is an excelle…

Started by Simon Boyle

16 Oct 18, 2016
Reply by Monica Hall

A Strummer's mind

See: http://lexeisenhardt.com/file/A_String_of_Confusion.pdf

Started by Lex Eisenhardt

0 Oct 5, 2016

Torres auction

There is a Torres coming up at Balclis. This is a respected auction house but tell me what you think - I think the plantilla look a bit sus…

Started by Marten Falk

0 Oct 2, 2016


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