Dating scarlatti sonatas

Most music is still played on the guitar with this basic style unchanged.

Re-entrant tuning strings the instrument with the two lowest courses an octave higher than the current tuning.

Every student of the guitar should know a little of the alphabet, because it provides a window into the deep structure of the guitar’s language.

Here is Carlo Calvi’s alphabet page and a few simple pieces.

The reasons, aside from a difference of tuning (more on this below), is that the modern guitar has quite different musical properties.

The modern guitar is a baritone/tenor, but the baroque guitar is an alto instrument, about the body size of a viola.

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