Lute-like guitar

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soltirefa
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Lute-like guitar

Postby soltirefa » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:14 pm

This guitar sure sounds amazing to me. What's with the double course basses? Are those an octave apart or the same note?

https://youtu.be/bSM6zh3Ce4k

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Re: Lute-like guitar

Postby Michael.N. » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:28 pm

I suppose they would call that a theorbo Guitar, or something like that. The courses look like unisons. 13 'course' although the top 5 ? strings appear to be single. It's a beast.
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Re: Lute-like guitar

Postby RobMacKillop » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:57 pm

I wonder why he made the basses unison doubles? Baroque lutes had octave doubles, for the sole reason to help provide definition to the fundamental, especially when gut strings were used.

Well, it doesn't really matter. What does matter is that he is a sensitive player, and it was a joy to listen to him.

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Re: Lute-like guitar

Postby soltirefa » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:52 am

Just as an aside, here's a score for the piece he's playing transcribed for altoguitar. The original is in D minor, and this is transposed down to B minor. Since the altoguitar is tuned up a minor third to G, it ends up sounding in the original key of D minor.

http://web.archive.org/web/201012040659 ... emande.pdf


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