For over 3000 years, mankind
enjoyed the sound and repertoire of this
instrument and its ancestors. In the late 1600's
its voice was silenced.
During the mid 20th century, the
popularity of its descendant, the guitar, brought
it back to the recital and concert stage, but
there hasn't been a dedicated method of
instruction written for it in almost 500 years.
In the Fall of 2005, the method
that took twenty-two years to research and write
will be available --
The Complete Lute Tutor
by Harry G. Pellegrin
The Complete Lute Tutor covers not
just the lute and lute tablature, but guides the
student in the necessary daily adjustment and
maintenance of the instrument. The Complete Lute
Tutor includes explanations and examples of the
four most common intabulation systems the
lutenist will encounter in the exploration of the
lute's vast and rich repertoire.
Primary focus is on the eight
course (fifteen string) Renaissance Lute, the
instrument of John Dowland and Anthony Holborne.
Unlike other works which approach
the lute from the viewpoint of the guitarist who
desires to play the lute, The Complete Lute Tutor
begins with graded exercises and beginner's
pieces and progresses to what might be termed the
The Complete Lute Tutor includes a
brief history of the instrument from perhistory
until its almost inexplicable fall from
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