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…"
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…"
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
"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…"
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…"
Nothing in my inbox or even Spam folder! So, yes please, could you send it again. The email address to use is
Incidentally, regarding the paper on Castro de Gistau that Jelma…"
"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.
"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…"
"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."
"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."
"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…"
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…"