"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…"
"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."
" '' 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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
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: