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    Hello, On the Bay, search for "baritone...

    Hello,

    On the Bay, search for "baritone guitarlele" (not "guitalele"!), several instruments from Taiwan will show up. I once had one with massive spruce top, it was fairly good.
    Otherwise, Kmise...
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    hello all, I eventually purchased the tab (for...

    hello all,

    I eventually purchased the tab (for a very reasonable price) and I spent the two last days to venture my fingers through it.
    Well I must say that it's perhaps the most difficult and...
  3. Hello, I already had a Kmise tenor which I...

    Hello,

    I already had a Kmise tenor which I think was an incredible value for the price. And just yesterday, I had the opportunity to purchase a second-hand (but as-new) baritone Kmise for about...
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    Hello, The best online resource in my opinion...

    Hello,

    The best online resource in my opinion is the site of our friend Harry AKA "low-g" on this forum : https://renaissance-ukukele.blogspot.com/

    And for a more jazzy feeling, don't miss...
  5. hello johnnysmash, For the past years, I've...

    hello johnnysmash,

    For the past years, I've been trying about each and every solution to achieve a standard guitar tuning on a guitalele, and never found one dedicated string set that was...
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    Bach 1006 prelude... At last !

    Hello dear members,

    Just to share the impressive work of a virtuoso who mastered the difficult prelude of Bach's Partita BWV 1006.

    Well, you will need 18 frets to emulate such a tour de force,...
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    Dear Herman, I tried to send you a private...

    Dear Herman,

    I tried to send you a private message but it seems it just disapear from my inbox... So I post my query here : is there any way to purchase some of your great transcriptions of...
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    Hello, These days I'm also looking for a good...

    Hello,

    These days I'm also looking for a good and not too expensive 3/4 guitar. I tested a few ones in shops and from my point of view, you can't go wrong with a Yamaha CS 40. It's about 120 bucks...
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    Hello, Just to let you know my latest...

    Hello,

    Just to let you know my latest experience, because the option has not been listed here yet : I tried a set of nylon Hannabach 890MT for 1/8 guitar on my gretsch guitalele. It is the very...
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    Hello Botnet, As a permanent fix, use a piece...

    Hello Botnet,

    As a permanent fix, use a piece of metal paperclip (not the regular but a big one) cut with pliers to the exact neck width : it will remain in its place only with the pressure of the...
  11. Thread: Bach Tunes?

    by gilles T
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    Hello Beth, My pleasure; you're welcome. In...

    Hello Beth,

    My pleasure; you're welcome.
    In the meantime, I found that you can legally download for free the Preece collection on IMSLP (click "arrangements and transcriptions" and scroll down to...
  12. Thread: Bach Tunes?

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    Hello Johandly, And welcome to the wonderful...

    Hello Johandly,

    And welcome to the wonderful world of Bach addicts...
    Since you don't tell us if you play re-entrant or linear tuning, here are the two options.
    For re-entrant tuning, Thomas...
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    Hello, having tried about each and every...

    Hello,

    having tried about each and every string choice to achieve E tuning on a guitalele, I think I can share my experience. First, no satisfactory results are to be found with any guitar string...
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    Dear bsfloyd, Thanks for your kind words....

    Dear bsfloyd,

    Thanks for your kind words. While there are four possible stringing options for the baroque guitar (depending of which time period and composers), the stringing of the renaissance...
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    Hello, I have a Baton Rouge strunged as a...

    Hello,

    I have a Baton Rouge strunged as a renaissance guitar with Savarez Alliance KF. The instrument proved to be fairly good for its price range, it is perfectly set-up and stays in tune. That...
  16. Thread: Early Music

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    Dear Geoff Walker, You are absolutely right...

    Dear Geoff Walker,

    You are absolutely right and the infos you give are very useful, because I'm not a recorder player and I'm used to think everything in terms of "relative pitch" — so to me the...
  17. Thread: Early Music

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    Hello, This might be of some interest for the...

    Hello,

    This might be of some interest for the more advanced players ; I recently stumbled upon a huge collection of music for alto recorder : "the solo baroque book/ The essential 18th century...
  18. Thread: Early Music

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    Hello, For those who can read french...

    Hello,

    For those who can read french tablature, I strongly recommend this little-known but fantastic ressource : http://www.verseandsong.com/song/renaissance-guitar/

    Mr Stephen Ardnt...
  19. Thread: Early Music

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    Hello Tootler, You're right, the eight string...

    Hello Tootler,

    You're right, the eight string tenor is the perfect cheap alternative to the pricey renaissance guitar. I bought my Baton Rouge just to get closer to the renaissance sound, and was...
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    hello, I always tune all my ukes one whole...

    hello,

    I always tune all my ukes one whole tone lower but I recently found out that when the strings begin to wear out and loose their brightness and intonation, I have to raise up the tuning to...
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    Hello The Blackegg, You might consider delving...

    Hello The Blackegg,

    You might consider delving into the renaissance guitar repertoire, which is beautiful, rich and complex and lends itself to the low-g uke without any change (the renaissance...
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    Hello, I don't want to bring fuel to the fire;...

    Hello,

    I don't want to bring fuel to the fire; just to share my own experience — bearing in mind that as a guitarist/lutenist I'm not an expert in all things ukes.
    Actually, I have two Kmise...
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    Hello master, The last time I listened to this...

    Hello master,

    The last time I listened to this song was some 40 years ago, and your stunning rendition brings back so many memories...

    That said, your enduring effort in performing incredible...
  24. Thread: campanella

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    Hello, Just to add an important historic...

    Hello,

    Just to add an important historic information : the music for renaissance guitar never calls for the campanella style. Some baroque music use extensively campanella scale, because the...
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    Hello, Funny to see how such a mundane matter...

    Hello,

    Funny to see how such a mundane matter can become so controversial...

    From my own experience, and after a totally intuitive idea, I saved a cheap Mahilele soprano with terrible...
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