Any information about this strange, and unwanted, colourisation of the site? As said, plain simple black on a white background is by far the easiest to read - on whatever device!
I suppose there may be a reason why there's been a recent change in the colouring of this page with a pale light blue now being much used. Perhaps it's my eyesight, but I really do find good old black font much easier to read than this rather glaring colour.Might it revert please?regardsMartynSee More
"Thank you for this Lex.
Yes, as said earlier, the lute tablature tuning checks serve the same purpose as those on the guitar (ie to check whether 'notes' are sounding the same in whatever octave).
Accordingly, I'm not convinced…"
First, best wishes for the season and let's hope 2021 will be a bit better than 2020 for concertising!
But apologies for coming to this thread rather late. One thing stands out to me: it's probably unwise to assume any…"
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…"
"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)…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"