Ultimate Guide to Classical Guitars and Lutes
The lute has been a part of instrumental music since the Renaissance and Baroque eras. The lute was extremely popular until the 1800’s. Then in the 1900’s the interest of the lute was revived. During this time musicians built lutes similar to the construction of classical guitars. Classical guitars are not guitars named for only classical repertoire. Classical guitars are early guitars of the same eras of the lute and more. The lute and the modern classical guitar hold similarities such as the finger style technique. The classical guitar also spanned across the classical, romantic, and modern periods.
- Paul Butler: Paul Butler offers sheet music and MIDI files for medieval, Renaissance, and folk music.
- A thru Z: MIDI files of classical guitar and Lute music.
- Classical Guitar: Classical guitar tunes from 103 composers in 2431 MIDI files.
- Classical and Flamenco Guitar MIDI’s: A resource page of classical and flamenco guitar MIDI’s.
- A to Z: Classical guitar music in alphabetical order by composer.
- Jean-Baptiste Lully: Music files of Italian Composer Jean-Baptiste Lully’s arrangements accompanied by a brief synopsis of his works.
- French Tablature: A collection of 3000 French lute tablatures in MIDI and PDF format.
- John Sebastian: Lute works from German composer John Sebastian Bach.
Learn About the Lute
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- Taking up the Lute: The Lute Society provides all the information one needs when wanting to play the lute.
- Replace Frets: Changing frets is a necessary part of maintaining a lute. Learn how to change the frets here.
- Lute Beginner Music: A three-month guide for beginner lute lessons.
- The Lute Archive: Sheet music archive for the Renaissance and baroque lute.
- Lute Lessons: Video of easy to intermediate lute lessons.