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Realisation of some eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar tablature
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Martyn Hodgson Mar 23.

Early six course Spanish guitar: fretting and stringing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Martyn Hodgson Jan 14, 2019.

An early contradanza for six course Spanish guitar in an unusual (unique?) tuning
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Martyn Hodgson Mar 21.

 

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Martyn Hodgson replied to Poul Hansen's discussion Single or double gut fret on baroque guitar?
"Dear Poul, Besides being the general historical practice (which surely tells us something) double frets have some real advantages: - once bedded down the loop closest to the finger takes much of the wear thus leaving the second loop to act as a…"
Nov 8
Martyn Hodgson commented on Rod Blocksidge's video
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Pieces for romantic guitar and 18th 19th century mandora

"Rod, Good to see you again. I've just sent you an email but I may not have your current address!  regards Martyn"
May 9
Martyn Hodgson replied to Michael's discussion Any ideas what it is??
"I've just noticed this old posting. Pure speculation of course, but it may be a German invented instrument based very roughly on the Peruvian charango but with six courses rather than the usual  five. The trade name Yambras (see label)…"
Apr 29
Martyn Hodgson replied to Thomas Tallant's discussion Blank tablature paper for baroque guitar
Apr 11
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Realisation of some eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar tablature
"Yes - the mandora is louder than a 'baroque' lute - partly due to higher string tensions possible (since fewer courses) but also the use of overwound strings from the earliest (partly the reason I've previously suggested which allowed…"
Mar 23
Monica Hall replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Realisation of some eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar tablature
"Thanks for this. I was able to open the files and save them for further reference. I don't have a 6-course guitar but your realization looks very convincing. Thanks for the link to Zincke as well. I enjoyed listening to it. The mandora is quite…"
Mar 22
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Realisation of some eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar tablature
"IMG_20171229_0001.pdf IMG_20171229_0005.pdf IMG_20171229_0006.pdf IMG_20171229_0007.pdf Good to hear from you. Here are the files again (I hope!). The first two are scans of the MS with my (presumed flags added - questionable and open to…"
Mar 21
Monica Hall replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Realisation of some eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar tablature
"How funny that you should have raised this again at this point. Having time on my hands I have been going through my files deleting things I don't need any more. The one about this manuscript with your original message is one I decided to keep.…"
Mar 21
Martyn Hodgson posted a discussion

Realisation of some eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar tablature

Over two years ago I posted this below on the Romantic Guitar site  - it met with no response!  I've now added to it and copied it here from the early romantic guitar forum. Now the advice to isolate ourselves as much as possible from viral contamination is general, it gives me time to look again at some of these loose threads - and maybe you too may find time to examine this very early music for the new fangled six course guitar in eighteenth century Spain.In addition to the questions posed…See More
Mar 21
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion An early contradanza for six course Spanish guitar in an unusual (unique?) tuning
"Over two years ago I posted this above  - it met with no response! But now the advice to isolate ourselves as much as possible is general it gives me time to look again at some of these loose threads - and maybe you too may find time to…"
Mar 21
James Greenberg replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars
"I have a Spanish baroque guitar that has an inscription on the head stock "La Guerrera de Cadiz 1761 that I suspect may be a Francisco Sanguino as it has 7 fan braces. The guitar was suffered the usual 19th century conversion to six strings…"
May 28, 2019
Martyn Hodgson replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"The available commercial over-the-counter violin pegs are really rather too thick ('fat') for guitar (or lute) pegs.   A thinner shank makes fine tuning easier (ie a fraction of a turn on a thick peg stretches the string…"
May 25, 2019
Martyn Hodgson replied to Thomas Tallant's discussion Porro: Joural de Guitarre
May 16, 2019

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At 19:28 on March 19, 2015, Monica Hall said…

Martyn - I sent you a couple of e-mails which you haven't replied to.  One was sent back by your SP - unable to deliver.   Do you know what the problem is?

 
 
 

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