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Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading February 3, at am. Magnus Andersson says:. Even if it is not convenient to have regular lessons, you should have a few lessons at the start to lay the foundations of a good technique, especially in respect of the right hand. A good right-hand technique is essential to getting the best sound from your instrument, and is not usually discovered intuitively, or from a book. A summer school with a dedicated lute teacher is a good option for some intensive tuition, especially if you live a long way from any teacher; see the summer school listings in Lute News magazine, or on our website.
Open lute classes are held from time to time at the showrooms of the Early Music Shop in Saltaire, Yorkshire, and in London, contact [email: peter. Stefan Lundgren has set up an interactive online lute tutor at www. David van Ooijen has recorded the music of the Lute Society publication '70 Easy to Intermediate Pieces for Renaissance Lute' available in our online shop , with close-ups of the player's hands, on Youtube, on the Lute Lessons channel, www.
Simone Colavecchi of Rome has made a series of online lute tutorial films on Youtube; search for Lute Player You should learn to play from tablature as soon as possible, as this opens the door to a vast repertoire of music which has not been, and probably never will be, published in staff notation. The main decisions for guitarists concern what right-hand technique to use, and whether or not to cut those nails!
Regarding nails, perhaps the earliest historical reference commending the use of nails is in the writings of Piccinini ; some very fine players, ancient and modern, have played lute with nails. Conversely of course, you can play the guitar with flesh technique, as Tarrega did. All this is ultimately a matter of acoustics, and of taste, not of holy writ or statute law: tastes certainly changed over the history of the lute.
The main point is that the lute, which compared to the guitar is weak in the lower harmonics and strong in the higher, can sound tinny if played with nails. Others alternately grow and cut their nails. Ask your teacher for advice. A common problem with tutors, from the point of view of those who do not already play the guitar, is that the learning curve tends to be rather steep. To avoid frustration setting in at an early stage, it is a good idea to stock up on books of easy repertoire.
A number of lute music publishers make a point of publishing easy pieces; ask a teacher for suggestions.
The Lute Society publishes a number of tablature sheets of easy pieces free to members , as well as several printed editions suitable for the less experienced player including anthologies, 58 Very Easy Pieces for Renaissance Lute with accompanying CD , Lessons for Lute and 40 Easy to Early Intermediate Pieces; ask the Secretary for details. Most issues of Lute News contain some pieces aimed at the beginner or early intermediate player. As always New Grove is a good starting point for lute studies. The best way to put a specific question to a large number of people nowadays is to post it to the lute discussion groups on the internet.
For general enquiries of all sorts the Lute Society is only a phone call, letter or email away. Jean Toomer wrote plays and short stories, as well as poems, to capture the spirit of his times. Book publishers soon took notice and patronized many of these talents. Music met prose in the form of musical comedy. The production of Shuffle Along is sometimes credited with initiating the movement. Actor Paul Robeson electrified audiences with his memorable stage performances.
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