A guide to playing the baroque guitar / James Tyler.

Author
Tyler, James, 1940-2010 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
Description
ix, 160 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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Library of Congress genre(s)
Series
Publications of the Early Music Institute. [More in this series]
Summary note
James Tyler offers a practical manual to aid guitar players and lutenists in transitioning from modern stringed instruments to the baroque guitar. He begins with the physical aspects of the instrument, addressing tuning and stringing arrangements and technique before considering the fundamentals of baroque guitar tablature. In the second part of the book Tyler provides an anthology of representative works from the repertoire. Each piece is introduced with an explanation of the idiosyncrasies of the particular manuscript or source and information regarding any performance practice issues related to the piece itself--represented in both tablature and staff notation. Tyler's thorough yet practical approach facilitates access to this complex body of work.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • The basics. The instrument ; Tuning and stringing ; Technique ; Reading tablature notation ; The fundamentals of battuto (strumming) technique ; Reading mixed tablature notation ; Idioms unique to the Baroque guitar ; A note on basso continuo
  • An anthology of music for Baroque guitar. Pieces suitable for stringing A ; Pieces suitable for stringing B ; Piece suitable for stringing C ; Pieces for guitar and basso continuo.
Other title(s)
Project Muse UPCC books
ISBN
  • 9780253222893 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0253222893 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
^^2010033162
OCLC
654815983
RCP
H - S
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