New Top Tips video
In this latest short film, Martin describes some of the common problems encountered when tuning the lute and offers solutions and general advice – see right.
On 18th March Martin gave lectures on “practical aspects of lutemaking” and “historical perspectives”, at the Cordefactum festival at Mechelen in Belgium. Read about his visit here.
Martin’s review of The Lute in the Dutch Golden Age: Musical Culture in the Netherlands: 1580-1670, by Jan W.J. Burgers, appears in the latest issue of the Galpin Society Journal (LXVIII).
Francesco da Milano page
The Francesco da Milano page is being added to and improved – check back regularly to find new PDFs and MP3s. You can also find a growing selection of PDFs and MP3s in the Featured Pieces section of the blog.
On the bench – March/April 2016
- 7-course lute in striped plum, after Gerle: Beech neck and pegbox, 60cm string length.
- Theorbo in yew with holly spacers: 87.5/165cm, with historical string disposition of 6 double courses on the petit jeu and 8 single courses on the grand jeu.