Notation for the Period Guitar, Lute and Vihuela


I taught this class at Atlantian Fall University, 2015.  The class covers italian and french tablature notation for the renaissance guitar, lute and vihuela, and the alfabeto notation used for the late period guitar.  Alfabeto notation appears near the end of the SCA period, and eventually evolved to include a combination of alfabeto and italian tablature in the Baroque.  The class begins with a brief overview of the instruments & tuning considerations, then moves on to period style notation.



Johann von Solothurn

Johann is a bard and Court Musician in the Kingdom of Atlantia.  Johann enjoys sharing his art.  If you would like Johann to assist you in organizing or judging bardic/music competitions, teaching classes, or if you would like him to drop by your camp and perform, just send him a note (email below).  

Johann von Solothurn

Barony of Black Diamond

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