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Stringing of the early four course guitar (again......)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Martyn Hodgson 5 minutes ago.

Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gabriel Schebor Sep 21, 2016.

 

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Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Stringing of the early four course guitar (again......)
"Thanks Andrew. Yes, it was the Dobson et als paper which first suggested that the Phalese instructions were a bit garbled and might incorporate some cittern instructions.  However in the end, this paper didn't go as far as saying there…"
5 minutes ago
Andrew Hartig replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Stringing of the early four course guitar (again......)
"Martyn, I can't recall the article, but I thought it had been shown by now that Phalese's instructions for the guitar are actually a poorly adapted version of his cittern tuning instructions -- an instrument which, at that time, had…"
13 hours ago
Martyn Hodgson replied to Jean-Marie Poirier's discussion Latin Instructions for the "Guiterne" in Pierre Phalèse, 1570.
"Heartz's paper in the 1963 Galpin Society Journal"
16 hours ago
Martyn Hodgson posted a discussion

Stringing of the early four course guitar (again......)

Looking, yet again, at early four course guitar stringing I'd be grateful for any additional perspectives especially on the stringing of the third course, bearing in mind the Phalese (1570) directions.Bermudo in his 1555 work describes two principle tunings for the four course guitar: Temple Nuevos and Temple Viejos. The highest three courses are understood to be in unison and the doubled fourth course with a bass and an octave high string.Cerreto's 1601 tuning has the same intervals as…See More
16 hours ago
Martyn Hodgson replied to Ricardo Aleixo's discussion Book "La Guitarra en Madrid (1750-1808)..." - 2015 Spanish Musicology Award
"Thank you Ricardo - it lookd even more interesting! Regarding an English translation publication, have you contacted The Consortium for guitar research they might consider it?  I would think it's up their street. Here's their…"
Feb 19
Martyn Hodgson replied to Ricardo Aleixo's discussion Book "La Guitarra en Madrid (1750-1808)..." - 2015 Spanish Musicology Award
"Dear Ricardo, Thank you for bringing this very interesting book to our attention - it chimes much with the work I'm currently doing on the eighteenth century six course guitar.  I googled the title but couldn't any further details. Do…"
Feb 17
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Dear Martyn I hope you did receive the files now. Please, let me know. Best wishes! Gabriel"
Sep 21, 2016
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Dear Gabriel, Nothing in my inbox or even Spam folder! So, yes please, could you send it again.  The email address to use is  hodgsonmartyn@yahoo.co.uk Incidentally, regarding the paper on Castro de Gistau that Jelma…"
Sep 17, 2016
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Dear Martyn, I sent you the stuff I have, some days ago. Please check your Spam folders. In case you did not receive the files at all, please, let me know and I will send you back the files. Best wishes Gabriel"
Sep 16, 2016
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Thank you Jelma,   However I much prefer to use a facsimile wherever possible - in my experience even the best of modern editions can be suspect and original MSs often show bits of evidence not always conscientiously reflected in many modern…"
Sep 13, 2016
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Thank you for your contribution, Jelma! I hope Sebastian will have your guitar ready soon! ¿where did you get the articles by Eric Stenstadvold? Best wishes!"
Sep 13, 2016
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Erik Stenstadvold wrote two very good articles on Salvador Castro in which he deals with the chronology and various editions of the Journal and Catro's oath publications. You might want to look into those."
Sep 12, 2016
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"In fact, there is a perfectly legal and very good modern edition of this music...: Antologíga de Guitar I. Piezas de concerto, from Musica Hispana, ICCMU (2008). Only 25 euros. And the composers name is Isidro (!) Laporta."
Sep 12, 2016
Martyn Hodgson replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"Thanks Gabriel, I found the page for Isidora Laporta in the Biblioteca Histórica Municipal de Madrid at this link below. But there seems to be no digital images I can…"
Sep 10, 2016
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion Sequence of publication of the 'Journal de musique étrangère pour la guitare ou lyre'.
"I agree completely with your analysis. I would just add a small quote: perhaps you already know the guitar works kept in the Biblioteca Histórica Municipal de Madrid. If you don't, I would strongly suggest you to see their website (some…"
Sep 9, 2016
Gabriel Schebor replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars
"Dear Martyn, thank you for your detailed answer! I think your option regarding 4th course is probably better than mine. But I don't have the proper strings to change now (I live in Buenos Aires, and it is expensive and complicated to buy lute…"
Sep 9, 2016

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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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