For the record - LSA Quarterly Vol. 50, no. 3, Fall 2015 is devoted to 
the vihuela and includes articles by Barto and Philip Rukavina on 
dedillo.....
Monica

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From: hodgsonmar...@cs.dartmouth.edu
Date: 10/07/2017 7:25 
To: "Lex Eisenhardt"<lex.eisenha...@gmail.com>, "'Lute List'"<lute@cs.
dartmouth.edu>, "'Vihuela Dmth'"<vihuela@cs.dartmouth.edu>
Subj: [VIHUELA] Re: Vihuela technique: dos dedos and dedillo

Thanks Lex,
   This (and other clips sent to me) certainly show the index being 
used
   on its own. But to be fair, I didn't quite say it wasn't possible -
   merely that I found it tricky myself! And that the steadying of the
   index with the thumb allowed (me) improved control. It was regarding
   this technique that I wondered if it had been reported/discussed 
before
   ( I thought it had - but perhaps not).
   regards
   Martyn
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   From: Lex Eisenhardt <lex.eisenha...@gmail.com>
   To: 'Martyn Hodgson' <hodgsonmar...@yahoo.co.uk>; 'Lute List'
   <l...@cs.dartmouth.edu>; 'Vihuela Dmth' <vihuela@cs.dartmouth.edu>
   Sent: Sunday, 9 July 2017, 18:05
   Subject: [VIHUELA] Re: Vihuela technique: dos dedos and dedillo
   Look here for an example:
   [1]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nowK9J1A_MU
   Lex
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   Namens
   Martyn Hodgson
   Verzonden: zondag 9 juli 2017 17:04
   Aan: Lute List; Vihuela Dmth
   Onderwerp: [VIHUELA] Vihuela technique: dos dedos and dedillo
     Reading the English language summary (in Lute News 117) of the 
early
     journals of the Sociedad de la Vihuela 'Hispanica Lyra',  I was
     again struck by the different right hand plucking techniques
   evidently
     reasonably common and widespread in sixteenth century Spain.
     Principally the use of two right hand digits (either the first and
     second fingers or the thumb and first finger) ie dos dedos; or the
   use
     of just the index finger to strike the string ie dedillo.
     Over the years I have, unsucessfully, tried to use a sort of free
     stroke dedillo  (similar the index finger strumming but just on 
one
     course) but find it very tricky to control the stroke especially 
on
     runs across different courses. I recently tried steadying the 
index
     with the thumb and this seems to work a lot better  - much 
increased
     control and accuracy. Indeed, the position is not dissimilar to
   holding
     a plectrum between the thumb and first finger - but without 
actually
     having a plectrum which place is taken by the index finger.
     I seem to recall that this technique of steadfying the index with 
the
     thumb when playing dedillo was mentioned in some other modern 
journal
     and would be grateful for a reference - or my memory may be 
playing
   me
     false!
     Martyn
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