Early Guitars and Vihuela

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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

"Ramillete de flores" for Vihuela

Dear friends, I am searching for an edition, including the facsimile, of the Vihuela pieces found in the 16th century collection "Ramillete…

Started by Alexandros Kalkos

10 Jun 12, 2016
Reply by Stephan Olbertz

Vihuela teachers

Looking for some vihuela tutelage anywhere in the world for any duration; perhaps within an early music event. I have been playing/practici…

Started by Christopher Allworth

0 Feb 29, 2016

Odd soundhole placement in renaissance guitars

The front cover of Christopher Pages' new book"The Guitar in Tudor England" shows a guitar depicted in marquetry form on a table in Hardwic…

Started by Gavin Cawley

9 Feb 27, 2016
Reply by Dr. Christopher Page

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