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Medieval and Renaissance Music for Fingerstyle Guitar

By John Renbourn

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Guitar (fingerpicking) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by John Renbourn. Boxed, Solos. Grossman Guitar Workshop. Early Music/Renaissance. DVD. Duration 95 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW947DVD).

Item Number: MB.GW947DVD

5.25 x 7.5 inches.

For some time now I have periodically made transcriptions of early pieces mainly for my own enjoyment. My own interest in early music runs parallel to my interest in Western folk music. It was intriguing to consider the characteristics that are common in both. I discovered that even whole pieces, thought to exist only in manuscript, occasionally cropped up remarkably intact in current folk playing, and instruments long assumed silent were found to be still sounding in remote areas of Europe. I began by taking a medieval dance tune and treating it as I would a jig or reel, or drawing on contrapuntal practice in making arrangements of folk songs. In this video lesson I present five of these arrangements that I hope you will enjoy. John Renbourn. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

  • Robin Is To The Greenwood Gone (standard tuning)  
  • Saltarello (DGDGCD tuning)  
  • Saltarello II (EAEF#AD tuning)  
  • The Earle of Salisbury (standard tuning)  
  • Trotto (DGDGCD tuning)  
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