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Re: [SCA Newcomers] Digest Number 2614

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  • Honour Horne-Jaruk
    ... There s a renaissance instrument perfect for your purposes. It s a Vihuela, the last ancestor of the modern guitar. It plays just like a guitar, there s a
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 13, 2012
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      Respected friends:


      --- On Tue, 1/10/12, D'vorah bint al-Attar wrote:



      > 1. Assistance re period "guitars"

      > The question is, what Medieval instruments, if any, are (1)
      > six-stringed, (2) tuned to "Standard Tuning," that is, with
      > the strings tuned from a low E, to a high E, traversing a
      > two octave range—EADGBE? (I had to look these things up:
      > I'm not a guitarist and if you ask for more information than
      > that, I won't be able to tell you.)

      There's a renaissance instrument perfect for your purposes. It's a Vihuela, the last ancestor of the modern guitar. It plays just like a guitar, there's a slew of music for it, and it is a joy to use. The guitar replaced it because the Vihuela has a warm, intimate, "fuzzy" tone, ideally suited to romance and time with friends, but not well-equipped for the noise and distractions of large-scale public performances that suit the loud, metallic ring of the guitar.

      Yours in service to both the Societies of which I am a member-
      (Friend) Honour Horne-Jaruk, R.S.F.
      Alizaundre de Brebeuf, C.O.L. S.C.A.- AKA Una the wisewoman, or That Pict

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      but it's unlikely to end well."
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    • D'vorah bint al-Attar
      ... Thank you! I m going to have fun looking for vihuela music for Akim. I hope he s interested in playing it once I ve found it!
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 14, 2012
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        On 13 Jan 2012, at 8:06 PM, Honour Horne-Jaruk wrote:

        > There's a renaissance instrument perfect for your purposes. It's a Vihuela…

        Thank you! I'm going to have fun looking for vihuela music for Akim. I hope he's interested in playing it once I've found it!
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