University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Tablature and Alfabeto: The Notation of the Period Guitar, Lute and Vihuela

Johann von Solothurn

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA106 February 13, 2021 Course # 529
Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 7/99 Room Orchestra
Course Category Performing Arts

This class will introduce the notation of the period guitar, lute and vihuela, and compare the period notation to both modern guitar tablature and staff notation. The class will cover French tablature, Italian tablature and alfabeto notation. Examples from several period publications and composers will be examined and demonstrated. We will also discuss interpretation and transcription of these sources. This class will be taught over Zoom, but will *not* be recorded. You don't need to be a guitarist to take this class; however, if you have a guitar (or lute, or vihuela, or ukulele, or even a guilele!) bring it to class, and we will do an alfabeto exercise together.
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