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Early 19th C scordatura
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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't found similar scordaturae in Giuliani, Carulli, Carcassi,…Continue

Tags: tunings, scordatura, Sor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan Pablo Pira Jan 9.

WTB: 4-course renaissance guitar
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USA sellers preferred, due to customs and shipping.  60cm maximum please.  Authenticity of construction not really a big issue, but I don't just want a tenor uke with a "King Henry's Royal Fantasie…Continue

Tags: guitar, renaissance

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Norton Jan 11, 2016.

Yairi parlor classical

Well, I went and did it: bought a replica 1800s-type guitar.  It's a 1975 Yairi parlor classical, model GL 600, spruce/rosewood (laminated), 620mm scale.  Yes it's the one which was on eBay last…Continue

Started Jan 11, 2013

 

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David Norton commented on Daniel Shoskes's video
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Gavotte by Francesco Molino for Romantic Guitar

"Nice work, Daniel!   And a fine sounding guitar as well. "
Apr 22
Juan Pablo Pira replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"How do you play a 4 string D chord in harmonics? if it is arpeggiated, how is that different from what you see in the next measures?"
Jan 9
Gabriel Schebor replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"they are harmonics. This same word is used in 6 course guitar music by Laporta, Ferandiere, and anonymous M.S."
Dec 23, 2016
Juan Pablo Pira replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"Thank you.  Any idea of what this guy means by "Flautas" near the end of the rondo.  It is obvious it is not harmonics."
Dec 19, 2016
Gabriel Schebor replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"And, following this link, Carcassi works tith the guitar tuned in E Major. http://carkiv.musikverk.se/www/boije/Boije_0090.pdf"
Dec 19, 2016
Gabriel Schebor replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"See this: http://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/0/0c/IMSLP173310-PMLP306046-mispasatiempos.pdf Pedro Ximénez Abrill Tirado (Peru 1784-Bolivia 1856) was a great composer, apart from this wonderful piece. He composed over 300 works for the…"
Dec 19, 2016
Arthur J. Ness replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"A Postscript.  That is Georg Fuhrmann's _**Testudi Gallo-Germanica**_ (Nuremberg 1613) that has several similar bagpipe (Dudelsack) pieces with that D-A-d drone.  Dowland also uses the drone at the beginning of his "Battel…"
Dec 4, 2016
Arthur J. Ness replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"That Italiana is a lute piece from about 1603.  There are numerous other similar examples in Fuhrmann's lute book.  It's a bagpipe piece.  The D-A-d ostinato represents the drone and the top  line the chanter melody.…"
Dec 4, 2016
Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"sometimes i sit down and look through a lot of music on the web :-) and i just came across it. I have been playing it. Its ok music"
Nov 25, 2016
David Norton replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"Lars, how did you happen to know of this piece? do you play it"
Nov 24, 2016
Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"youre welcome :-)"
Nov 24, 2016
David Norton replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"Thank you for this, Lars. "
Nov 24, 2016
Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen replied to David Norton's discussion Early 19th C scordatura
"Following this link http://musikverket.se/musikochteaterbiblioteket/ladda-ner-noter/boijes-samling/boijes-samling-c/ will get you to op. 12 by Carcassi. Three themes with variations. The last is with 6th tuned in D"
Nov 23, 2016
David Norton posted a discussion

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't found similar scordaturae in Giuliani, Carulli, Carcassi, or any of the other peers. (Okay, caveat: there's that famous Saltarello or Italiana from the Chilesotti book which uses 6/D.  BUT!! While technically this predates Sor by some centuries, it wasn't made generally available until 1890 or so, well past Sor's time and well past any opportunity to…See More
Nov 22, 2016
David Norton replied to David Norton's discussion WTB: 4-course renaissance guitar
"Request accepted.  :)"
Jan 11, 2016
David Norton and Andrew Hartig are now friends
Jan 11, 2016

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My day-job is the Human Resources & Regulatory Compliance Manager for a large manufacturer in Salt Lake City. My hobbies are classical guitar, cooking, WWII naval history, and hiking.

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At 21:09 on December 17, 2012, Scot Tremblay said…

Hey David, welcome to the early guitar forum. It's a great bunch with lots of info and support. You'll like it here.

At 10:46 on December 17, 2012, Rob MacKillop said…
Welcome, David. Good to have you here. Any questions about historical guitars before Torres, ask away.
 
 
 

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