Early Guitars and Vihuela

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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

7 on Sunday
Reply by Arthur J. Ness

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
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
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
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

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

Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.

The  'Journal de musique étrangère, pour la guitare ou lyre, Rédigé par Castro' was published in Paris in the very early 1800s by Castro d…

Started by Martyn Hodgson

13 Sep 21
Reply by Gabriel Schebor

Montesardo MS

I'm looking for a copy of G. Montesardo's "I lieti giorni di Napoli, concertini Italiani in aria Spagnuola à due, a tre voci con le lettere…

Started by Thomas Tallant

3 Sep 14
Reply by Monica Hall

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

4 Aug 29
Reply by Monica Hall

Six course Spanish guitar and Salvador Castro de Gistua

Castro de Gistua seems a shadowy figure active in the late eighteenth century. Much of his work was published in Paris contained in the se…

Started by Martyn Hodgson

0 Aug 23


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