minstrel: Lutes and Dances

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Fri Nov 5 10:14:04 PST 2004


> Recently, after playing several 16th century Italian dance pieces, I
> was asked the question "Since the lute is not a very loud
> instrument, would it be appropriate to accomapny dancing?"

Stephen,

Your answer was a good one. I've found that in a smallish room with a
quiet audience, the lute is plenty loud to dance to. Lute players are
rare, and I hope you have some dancers handy to play for!

-- Gregory




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