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Poulton: A Tutor for the Renaissance Lute

by Schott
SKU ED12324

A tutor for the complete beginner to the advanced student of the renaissance lute.


  • The Instrument
  • Stringing
  • Tuning
  • Some practical advice on tuning
  • Tablature
  • Holding the Lute
  • The right hand 
  • The left hand
  • The diapasons
  • Italian tablature
  • The nexachord
  • Spanish music and the bihuela
  • More about Spanish music
  • Questions
  • Scales
  • The use of graces in Renaissance lute music
  • The performing of graces
  • Graces in English sources
  • Intabulations of polyphonic vocal music
  • The interpretation of signs in the French air de cour
  • The "half" barré
  • German tablature
  • Cifra nueva
  • The ten-course lute
  • List of Sources and Modern Editions