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Re: Lute tablature

From: Laura Conrad
Subject: Re: Lute tablature
Date: 21 May 2003 13:21:36 -0400
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>>>>> "David" == David Raleigh Arnold <address@hidden> writes:

    David> On Tuesday 20 May 2003 06:21 pm, William R Brohinsky wrote:
    >> >> This whole subject would be considerably reduced in breadth if
    >> >> one simple thing can be understood: lute tab is not banjo tab.
    >> >> It isn't the popular internet guitar tab either.
    David> Of course it is.  There is hardly any difference at all.
    >> Except that the stems give you some note length information.

    David> The stems are on the notation, not the tablature.

No, in the Dowland facsimiles, the stems are above the tablature
staff, but they're definitely part of the tablature.  They are
indications of how many beats between this lute chord and the next
one.  This is information that internet guitar tab (as far as I know)
doesn't have, but lute tab does.

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