minstrel: lute

Stephen Fryer sjfryer at telus.net
Wed May 28 13:26:24 PDT 2008


nickolas kaugon wrote:
> i finally found a lute. it's an eight course
> ren/baroque lute, made by aria in the seventies but
> with a replacement top in period style so it sounds
> light, and was cheap.
> 
> so any opinions on tuning an eight course lute. i
> think its g to g for the top six strings and the two
> lower as bass notes like d and c or to compliment
> whatever key you paly most in. i lost my last lute in
> a fire fifteen years ago so its been a wait/

The bottom two courses are generally D and F.  The rest (low to high) is 
G C F A D G.

In service to the Music and the Dream
Stephen of Hunmanby, OL

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