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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 yesterday
Reply by Tonyyyy

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
Reply by Monica Hall

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
Reply by Edward C. Yong

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
Reply by Peter Sinnaeve

the 3rd Gaspar Sanz's book (istruccion de musica...) on french tablature transcription

here: https://www.academia.edu/24639281/Gaspar_Sanz_libro_3_on_french_tablature_by_Davide_Bortolai my use copy of the most important 3rd S…

Started by Davide Bortolai

0 Apr 21

The way you hold your guitar: your reasons

Hello community!    I would like to start this topic about your personal way to hold your guitar. Either you use a strap, a foot stool, by…

Started by Víctor M. Gallardo

1 Apr 15
Reply by Bill Brettschneider

traduzione in italiano dei libri di Gaspar Sanz "Istruccion de musica sobre la guitarra espagnola"

Per gli utenti di lingua italiana segnalo  la traduzione dei libri di Gaspar Sanz in italiano dall'originale spagnolo si tratta di una trad…

Started by Davide Bortolai

3 Apr 4
Reply by Diego Cantalupi


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