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Michael P Walker
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Sixtus Kargel Transcribed for Renaissance Guitar
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I thought I would try transcribing this lute piece by Sixtus Kargel to a four string instrument - I would be very interested in having everyone's thoughts, criticisms and corrections on this.   You…Continue

Tags: transcription, Guitar, Renaissance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael P Walker Aug 3.

Help with translation
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I'm trying to understand how to change tuning when I see the words " ioue a corde aualee."   Does his mean a string is lowered or raised?  If so, by how much and which string?  I'm working on…Continue

Tags: Morlaye, Guillaume

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael P Walker May 21.

Giacomo Gorzanis transcribed for renaissance guitar
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Here are a few moreContinue

Tags: tablature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael P Walker Jun 30, 2016.

Giacomo Gorzanis transcribed for renaissance guitar

I Learned these pieces more than 40 years ago for the guitar and recorder and thought I would go the original lute manuscript and transcribe some of the pieces for renaissance guitar.   Of necessity,…Continue

Tags: tablature, guitar, Renaissance

Started Jun 30, 2016

 

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Michael P Walker replied to Michael P Walker's discussion Help with translation
"Dear Giles, Thank you so much for the kind words.  Not only do I love this music, but I find it fascinating that all of these work so well and sound so beautiful on my baritone ukulele.  I'm so pleased you're enjoying these…"
May 21
gilles T replied to Michael P Walker's discussion Help with translation
"Dear Michael Walker, First of all congratulations for your great work with the renaissance guitar music; I purchased many of your books and I have a wonderful time trying to do justice to these delicate (and not so simple) gems (on an 8 string…"
May 20
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Help with translation

I'm trying to understand how to change tuning when I see the words " ioue a corde aualee."   Does his mean a string is lowered or raised?  If so, by how much and which string?  I'm working on Guillaume Morlaye's Fantasy D'Albert where I think the reference is for the fourth string where increasing a whole step makes sense sometimes but not others.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  ThanksSee More
May 20
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Guillaume Morlaye Tin Que Tin Tin Version one and two

Two Branle by Guillaume Morlaye - Tin Que Tin Tin (two versions) Performed on a Mitchell Baritone ukulele
Dec 7, 2016
Michael P Walker posted a status
"Here are two "branle" by Guillaume Morlaye from his second book - Tin que tin tin (both versions) https://youtu.be/Z5dkkr61-70"
Dec 7, 2016
Michael P Walker replied to Monica Hall's discussion Unidentified painting
"The double strings are visible on the 4th course between the thumb and forefinger of the right hand.  The two strings of the 4th course appear to be pushed together on the fretboard by the forefinger of the left.  Double strings on the 5th…"
Oct 28, 2016
Michael P Walker replied to Monica Hall's discussion Unidentified painting
"Thanks for the information.  It would be interesting to see the music they are playing but I don't think the artist would have been so careful about the detail there.  I must say, the lute player reminds me of my guitar teacher…"
Oct 26, 2016
Michael P Walker replied to Monica Hall's discussion Unidentified painting
"I wonder what kind of guitar she is playing.  The bridge seems wide enough to carry 5 courses but the neck seems to be quite narrow making this a 4 course Renaissance guitar.  In any case, the string length of the guitar and lute seem…"
Oct 25, 2016
Michael P Walker replied to Michael Vesth's discussion Adrian Le Roy's Guitar books
"Completed Guillaume Morlaye's first book of tablature for the Renaissance guitar.  It may be found at the following…"
Oct 7, 2016
Michael P Walker replied to Monica Hall's discussion Unidentified Painting
"I don't know the title of the painting, but I believe the artist is Peter Paul Rubens.  "
Aug 29, 2016
Michael P Walker posted a video

Guillaume Morlaye La Voulonte

Still working on the classical pieces for the baritone ukulele, but also going back to the Renaissance to work on transcriptions of pieces by Guillaume Morla...
Aug 25, 2016
Michael P Walker replied to Michael Vesth's discussion Adrian Le Roy's Guitar books
"I took down the pdf of Adrian Le Roy's first book of Tablature for the guitar as it appeared no one was interested.  There are, however, all five books published by Le Roy, Fuenllana's pieces, Barberis, Mudarra and the Italian lute…"
Aug 17, 2016
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Jul 2, 2016
Michael P Walker replied to Michael P Walker's discussion Giacomo Gorzanis transcribed for renaissance guitar
"and finally this"
Jun 30, 2016
Michael P Walker replied to Michael P Walker's discussion Giacomo Gorzanis transcribed for renaissance guitar
"And 3 more"
Jun 30, 2016

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About me:
I live in Pennsylvania and I am retired

I'm currently learning a Suite in a minor by Antoine Carre.  I was able to download the tablature at www.donaldsauter.com from Donald Sauter to whom I am greatful.   I must say, when I try to play these pieces, they sound nothing like the recording by the Canadian guitarist David Jaques.   I'll keep working on it and will post a video soon.

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At 21:01 on September 14, 2014, Rocky Mjos said…

Welcome to the EG+V network, Michael!

 
 
 

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