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James Gallant's prize-winning "La Leona and Other Guitar Stories"

  Some years back--I forget how many!--I had a discussion here with some Early Guitar and Vihuela posters about a project I was just beginning: a series of short stories involving early guitarists…Continue

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The Psychology of Guitar-makers
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As I announced earlier, I am working on a kind of novel--actually, a collection of thematically-connected short fictional works dealing with historical guitarists. A  number of members of this form…Continue

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Differences in sound qualities of lutes, as opposed to vihuelas and 5-course guitars?
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I'm a fiction writer working on a novel one of whose characters will be the seventeenth century Francesco Corbetta, one of the early Italian masters of the 5-course guitar, and a teacher of Gaspar…Continue

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 Some years back--I forget how many!--I had a discussion here with some Early Guitar and Vihuela posters about a project I was just beginning: a series of short stories involving early guitarists and guitar-makers. Most of the stories were completed about ten years ago, and have seen literary magazine publication. Some of the characters were actual persons, some inventions of mine. In either case, the characters, and the situations that engage them in the stories are mainly  inventions of mine,…See More
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James Gallant's prize-winning "La Leona and Other Guitar Stories"

 

Some years back--I forget how many!--I had a discussion here with some Early Guitar and Vihuela posters about a project I was just beginning: a series of short stories involving early guitarists and guitar-makers. Most of the stories were completed about ten years ago, and have seen literary magazine publication. Some of the characters were actual persons, some inventions of mine. In either case, the characters, and the situations that engage them in the stories are mainly…

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At 20:56 on March 24, 2010, Rocky Mjos said…
I would say that in the way many of us use the terms, a vihuela (predominantly 16th century instrument with typically 6 courses) _is_ a different instrument than the guitar (4 courses in the 16th century, and 5 courses with variable tuning from the 17th century to the mid-18th century). However, if you are talking _only_ about the 17th century, then term viguela or biguela or other variations on "vihuela" referred to a 5-course guitar.

I would suggest you begin a forum topic here with your questions.
You might also consider joining the Vihuela and Baroque Guitar email list. Though you would get emails on all the subjects discussed, you would reach some people not connected to this network. You can find information on joining the email list at:
http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

You might also want to mention what time period you are interested in, what countries, court or popular, etc -- any details that might help better focus responders on your specific story needs. -- R
At 18:11 on March 24, 2010, Rocky Mjos said…
Welcome to the network, Jim!-- R
 
 
 

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