tuning of a lute

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tuning of a lute

Post by Music777 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:06 pm

i know it's a strange question, but i really don't know anything about lutes.
What is the standard tuning of a lute (i need to transcribe a song)




Post by Azalais » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:21 pm

It depends on the composer and the period (year) and how many strings were on the lute the piece was written for. I have quite a lot of lute tablature in digital format... Maybe if you tell me which piece or composer it is, I can help.


Post by Music777 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:39 am

wow, i didn't know it was that complicated...
actually, all I had to do was transcribe 'what then is love but mourning' it's very short and easy...
And since I told our conductor it would take a while, he decided to envite a luthier instead of transcribing it for guitar! if feel 'disposal' :D

thanks for helping me out anyway!


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