The Guitar and its Music: From the Renaissance to the Classical Era
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- Paul Sparks James Tyler (Author)
- Oxford University Press
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This book breaks new ground, offering an extensive study of a period in the guitar's history which the standard histories usually dismiss. Far from being dorment in the time, the guitar was central to music making in France, Italy, Spain and South America, and Sparks studies the players, composers, instruments and compositions of the period. Finally he looks at how the five-course instrument gave way to the modern six-string guitar, and the different ways in which this happened.