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Started Oct 3, 2015

Thumb-under on baroque guitar?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Galante Jan 6, 2012.

Starting to play Baroque Guitar - suggestions and advice very welcome!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tonyyyy Sep 12, 2011.


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Tonyyyy replied to James Blake's discussion Vermeer's painting The Guitar Player
"Reply by Monica Hall on Wednesday The left hand... well she appears to be grasping the neck between her thumb and fingers and almost resting it on her hand.  It is impossible to play properly like this. In particular it would be difficult to…"
Jul 9, 2016
Tonyyyy replied to Lars Rosager's discussion Plucked Strings and Astrology in the Renaissance
"I cannot help specifically, but I  replied as today I read something about Babylonian astrology and astronomy which lead to the Greek advances in astronomic…"
Jun 28, 2016
Tonyyyy replied to Bill Brettschneider's discussion Playford, Dancing Master
"Your transcription and harmonies seem good. Interesting to try to read the original. I felt seasick and headachy :-) Its a pretty melody and I'd be interested to hear it played . I guess there are words somewhere."
Jun 28, 2016
Tonyyyy replied to Bill Brettschneider's discussion Rasgueado
" '' None of them are very helpful and players in the 17th century may well have done something more complicated in the same way that players do today.  '' They could be maddeningly vague. Many thanks for your web pages,…"
Nov 28, 2015
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Oct 11, 2015
Tonyyyy replied to christopher davies's discussion fingerings for Murcia
"I have not seen Murcia facsimiles, but would like to - are they available on the web anywhere? A brief search didnt find anything. I didnt't know that he put in fingerings. ''............(eg.  Tells us use fingers 1,2 in a…"
Oct 10, 2015
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Its worth listening to how new world musicians  interpret the cumbees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNmK9c6lAO0See More
Oct 3, 2015
Tonyyyy replied to Adalbert Arbuscula's discussion vihuela - how to start?
"I just got my first vihuela 2 days ago ( a nice instrument by Paul Baker And I am thinking how to progress . I do play a bit of lute , as well as Classical guitar. Like you I have played Vacas etc on guitar, but I think I would try to avoid playing…"
Aug 11, 2015

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I'm a classical guitarist , but interested mainly in earlier music; I have a lute and a baroque guitar, and I also dabble a bit with ukuleles mandola and oud

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At 16:57 on June 27, 2011, Edward C. Yong said…

Hullo from Singapore!


I just ordered a Thomann last Tuesday, let's see how long mine takes to arrive. How long did your shipping take?

At 17:26 on June 3, 2011, Mehmet C. Yesilcay said…

Hi Tonyyy, thanks for the nice comment...





At 2:46 on April 21, 2009, technogrow55 said…
Hello Tonyyy. Just to say hello and take care. Wilfredo
At 17:42 on May 29, 2008, Rob MacKillop said…
Hi Tonyyyyy!!!!!!!! Sorry, I'm getting carried away with repeated letters.

There was some discussion on the vihuela/baroque guitar discussion group quite recently about very inexpensive guitars from Mexico which are very close to baroque guitars. Might be worth a look. The archive is here:
At 15:58 on May 29, 2008, Valéry Sauvage said…
Hello Tonyyyy, nice to see you here !

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