Stuart,
    There appears to be no contemporaneous evidence of precisely how Diesel
    strung his guitar. From consideration of the music, voice leading,
    period of composition etc, I believe Diesel used a mandora like
    stringing -  ie octaves on the fourth and fifths but with the low bass
    on the thumb side (ie not as earlier forms of 5 course guitar where the
    lowest string of the fourth (and sometimes fifth) course is the upper
    octave.).
    Some further justification for this arrangement of basses is given by a
    slightly earlier MS CZ -Brn MsD189 (c. 1730)  which gives the tuning
    for the Callezono (gallichon aka mandora) and contains music for viola
    da gamba (I think) in staff notation and later (f.48) a page headed
    'Fundamenta Chytarra' and on its reverse a tuning table headed '
    Accordo Chytarra et Mandora'. Much of the music is for 5 course with
    just the occasional sixth course tuned just a tone lower than the fifth
    (ie as also used by Scheidler for his guitar sonatas at the end of the
    century and for much mandora music)
    regards
    Martyn


Thanks Martyn.


That's what I thought. I like to set up my guitar like this every so often. It sound very different!


Stuart
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    From: WALSH STUART <s.wa...@ntlworld.com>
    To: Eduard Agullo <eduagu...@hotmail.com>; Vihuela List
    <vihuela@cs.dartmouth.edu>
    Sent: Thursday, 13 October 2016, 11:46
    Subject: [VIHUELA] Re: Diesel
    >    The Royal Library of Copenhagen has made available finally this
    little
    >    known repertoire:
    >
    >
    [1][1]http://www.kb.dk/da/nb/materialer/haandskrifter/HA/e-mss/gks377.h
    tml
    >
    >    [2]En Samling Tabulaturer for Guitar, mest af Nathanael ...
    >    www.kb.dk
    >    En Samling Tabulaturer for Guitar, mest af Nathanael Diesel (GKS
    377
    >    folio)
    >
    >    Let us hope that Diesel will be more appreciated and performed now
    !
    >
    >    Eduard V. Agullà ³
    Lots of music! (But not guitar music in 5 and 6).
    What is the most likely stringing arrangement for this guitar music?
    Low A?
    Stuart
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