Dear List:  

In Valderrabano’s fourth book (duets for two vihuelas) the title page reads:

“...ay guardas y haspiraciones, las quales se aguardaran como es uso en el 
canto de organs."

Can anyone point me in the direction of period definitions of "guardas y 

While opinions and conjectures based on knowledge and experience are welcome, I 
am most interested in finding definitions from the extant  primary source 
literature.  I appreciate any information you may be able to share.

Thank you,
Jorge Torres

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