Welcome to the website dedicated to the lute and guitar music. Most touched upon the lute, as unjustly forgotten instrument, which appeared the ancestor not only the classical guitar, but also many other stringed instruments. You will learn the history of the lute and classical guitar, as well as learn about other instruments lute family, including such as the Scottish or Russian seven-string guitar. On this site mentioned theme of contemporary music performed on classical guitar (jazz, rock, pop), since in essence it is a continuation of the lute. You will get acquainted with the works of ancient and contemporary composers and performers. Get access to a huge library of music, tablature and ancient manuscripts "Manuscript", photo and video gallery, links, hear many on-line music. You will learn how to played, play, and to play on the lute. You will be able to participate in discussions, ask a question or place an ad on the forum.
Lute.ru radio. 24 hours a day, listen on-line lute music. On-line player will open in a new window, you can continue to browse the site, listening to the lute. Attention! If a player is not initialized (after START you can not see player), then upgrade your Flash Player at adobe.com website at this link:
Review of the lute CD.
(Family lute instruments).
In this review, there are more than 100 CD. On this page you can read the contents of CD, see the cover of a larger size and listen to some tracks on-line.
guitar in rock and pop music.
The unique offer for
players on classical guitar. If you study or play classical guitar
and you have lack of interesting modern repertoire or you are publisher
and look for interesting material, you are at the right place.
>>> and make sure that you haven't meet such and will
not meet nowhere except at lute.ru.
of notes for guitar.
"With own hands". You
can look published in Russia notes from the series "With own
hands" 1996-1999. Now you can download electronic versions of
books of this series. MORE >>>
to ‘The Scottish Guitar’.
The book has 74 pages, and there are 40 mp3 files.
It is the sum of many years researching
and performing Scottish lute, cittern and guitar music.
The key thing is the performances.
There is a continuity of style and technique
going back nearly 1,000 years, which I have brought to the modern
nylon and steel-strung guitar.
As I say in the Introduction, this is more
Scottish than 'Celtic'. MORE
M.T. Vysotsky on 6-string guitar.
This page about remarkable guitarist Evgueni Romantsov his CD and book with transcriptions of 7 on 6-string guitar works of the great Russian guitarist and composer Michael Timofeyevich Vysotsky. This is not just beautiful music and very talented transcriptions - this is preservation of the Russian guitar tradition. On this page you can freely download the book E. Romantsov and listen to him play on-line. MORE >>>
Guitar internet radio. Web-player will open in a new window. *Stream - download m3u-sheet and open in any streaming media player, for example, AIMP3 or Windows Media Player.
It is the most mysterious musical instrument concerning the history.
It is a lot of disputes, but anybody plainly cannot explain two hundred
year's history of a seven-stringed guitar. Who was the founder of
this instrument?, sources of occurrence?, etc.
We hope, that this page will explain much and will promote revival
of this remarkable musical instrument.
On this page you will find a vast collection of tutorials, manuals and notes for seven-string guitar (Free Download).
Page in Russian with an opportunity of translation into English language
(Google translate) MORE
Early music in Russia.
Page about musicians, early music ensembles, masters of early musical instruments or people in one degree or another, connected with the lute and early musical instruments from the former Soviet Union and its provinces, abroad or in Russia, who are fluent in Russian. MORE
Mirror site gerbode.net.Sarge Gerbode - psychologist, philosopher, researcher of lute music, arranger, collector and restorer of early lute manuscripts, the site owner gerbode.net (appropriate to even call this site a large database of lute tablature). On his Web site contains more than 4000 recycled their manuscripts in various digital formats (Fronimo, PDF, MIDI, TAB). The site is constantly updated.
Here is a mirror site, which includes the entire database tablature. GO >>>
And here, this site is in Russian. GO >>>
Lute is the most wide-spread favourite
in many West European
The oldest compositions were intended
for the 6-string lute. To the end of the 16-th century the 7-th
string was added and then the strings number was increased.
having oval or other body and neck
along which the strings are stretched can be believed
to the lute family. Archaeological museum in Cairo keeps a small
a long neck
found in a burial
(1500 before our era)