Posted by Emelye on April 28, 1998 at 08:05:00:
In response to Emelye, written by Caroline on April 24, 1998 at 15:42:14
] Sounds like you know something about this...could you expand a bit, please?I would love to hear about Georgian guitar playnig ladies, fo rinstsnce....
What I do know comes from a local couple who play late 18th and early 19th century instruments and songs; they have done a lot of research to discover what was being played in this town in that time. When I talked to them as they were setting up for a show, they said that ladies would most often play a keyboard or a harp, less often they would play a "Spanish guitar" which looks like a smaller version of the modern acoustic guitar, or an "English guitar," which looks rather like a lute, but with fewer strings. I believe I read somewhere about George Washington's stepdaughter asking him for a guitar and someone to teach her. Most of the music books we have [I work at an archives] are scored for a keyboard, but could be easily converted to another instrument.
- Thank you Caroline 09:31:35 4/28/98 (2)
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