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Vihuela tuning

I am trying to understand how a vihuela is to be tuned.  Is it literaly tuned like the guitar with the exception of the third string (E,A,D…

Started by Isidro alcantar

12 5 hours ago
Reply by Yuri Liman

adapting baroque pieces for 4-course ?

Hello all, Assuming, from various historical sources, that the 4-course guitar was still played well until the mid-seventeenth century (at…

Started by gilles T

6 Jun 12
Reply by Alexandros Kalkos

Help with translation

I'm trying to understand how to change tuning when I see the words " ioue a corde aualee."   Does his mean a string is lowered or raised?  …

Started by Michael P Walker

2 May 21
Reply by Michael P Walker

Vihuela rosette question

I've just started the process of building a (mostly) flat-backed vihuela modeled after some pictures I saw on the web, and am pretty much f…

Started by Dino Silone

3 Mar 5
Reply by Monica Hall

Latin Instructions for the "Guiterne" in Pierre Phalèse, 1570.

Does anyone know if there is a translation into English or French of the instructions for the guitar in Phalèse, 1570 ? You can download th…

Started by Jean-Marie Poirier

0 Feb 10

atalanta fugiens complete 50 canons vihuela transcription

dear friends if you want you can listen here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEETrV7lXS30ifSxT9qw9g

Started by Davide Bortolai

2 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by Davide Bortolai

Adrian Le Roy's Guitar books

British Library has launched a webpage with Facsimiles of 300 Volumes with early music - 16th century. Among them Le Roy's 5 books for Renn…

Started by Michael Vesth

17 Oct 7, 2016
Reply by Michael P Walker

Vihuela string heights

I would very much like to know the ideal string heights from the fingerboard of a vihuela since my fingers feel as if they are trudging ins…

Started by Christopher Allworth

2 Oct 6, 2016
Reply by Bill Brettschneider

Giacomo Gorzanis transcribed for renaissance guitar

Here are a few more

Started by Michael P Walker

2 Jun 30, 2016
Reply by Michael P Walker

Plucked Strings and Astrology in the Renaissance

Hi, everyone. I am doing some preliminary research toward a PhD in music with an emphasis on how astrology is intertwined with the history…

Started by Lars Rosager

2 Jun 29, 2016
Reply by Lars Rosager

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