"< Prima’, ‘seconda’, and ‘terza’ simply refer to the different versions, first. second and third version. . . Your suggestion . . . that some of the pieces are intended to be played by three guitars tuned a fifth…"
"P.S, In 1976 Richard Pinnell claimed that Corbetta used octave stringing on the 4th and 5th courses for his first three books and that the "French" tuning was new in 1671. Another unsubstantiated idea still repeated without question.
"Thanks for your detailed comments. For practical reasons I will copy-paste mine into it.
> The last section of my study of Foscarini www.monicahall.co.uk/foscarini is a detailed comparison of Foscarini’s “Libro…"
"The last section of my study of Foscarini www.monicahall.co.uk/foscarini is a detailed comparison of Foscarini’s “Libro secondo” with surviving books of Colonna. It is reasonably certain that all of Foscarini’s material…"
"I fail to see how this would possibly impact Foscarini’s tuning. Although Foscarini may have copied parts from Colonna’s introduction, I’m not aware that he copied the tuning chart and check as well.
Stefano Pesori made a…"
"However you are happy to ignore anything that does not support your own theory. Foscarini's charts are included in his earlier Secondo libro which is a plagiarized version of books by Colonna and he has included them with other information in…"