A Visual history of the lute

Arab musician.JPG
Detail of the altar-reliquary of the Monasterio de Piedra.JPG
This ivory box dates from 968 the reign of al-Mugira the son of Abd al Rahman III in Andal
Lute playing angel.JPG
Da Milano.jpg
a book of chess endgame problems also commissioned by Alfonso X “el Sabio” in 1283.JPG
Carivaggio, The Lute Player.JPG
Bartolomeo Veneto 1470-1531.JPG
Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis 1455-1508.JPG
Andrea Solario, The lute Player, 1510.JPG

Plectrum - 6 course.

The addition of courses 7-10

9 or 10c lute.JPG
1590.JPG
Bartolmeo Manfredi.JPG
Johann Wilhelm, Adam Falkenhagen portrait..JPG
Paul la Tarte.JPG
Francois de Troy, Mouton portrait..JPG
Johann Georg Platzer.JPG
Gerard Terboch -the Younger.JPG
Johann Christian Xeller.JPG

A Change in Tuning, style, and the addition of courses 11-13

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