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I literally got a loan of this instrument yesterday, and already I love it. Sadly I can't keep it, but I might be out when the guy comes to collect it!

More info: http://19th-centuryguitar.com/harp-lute/





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Great stuff!
               By the way... Could I ask you for a tracing of the instrument and the measures (size, string size, scale on fingerboard, I have some from RBA book, but not all of them)
He er si another great video of a Dital Harp
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Someday, Benoit, but not for at least a week, as I am off to London. Also, it is not my instrument, and I might not be at liberty to do what you ask. But I will enquire.

I am in touch with Sarah. She has compiled a list of all the surviving harp lutes, and has published it through the American Harp Society Journal, but I don't know the edition.

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Rob - I've seen some of Sarah's work, but have not yet been in contact with her.  Alas, I don't have time to do everything I'd like to!
Scholar Hayato Sugimoto and I (and Ben previously) are also trying to collate our vast archives of H-L specimens.  But like harp guitars, I fear they are more endless than we suspect!

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Gregg, I sent an email earlier today to Hayato, asking whether his paper on Edward Light is available, published or otherwise. I await a reply. 
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If I can be of any help count me in...

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Sure, Benoit. 
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Hello Rob.
Just a line to say how much I loved the videos and music.
Are there any transcriptions available for this music?
Or a book that you would recommend as a starting point.
Thanks and best wishes.
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That was marvelous, Rob. What a little gem that H-L is!

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Sean - what do you mean by transcriptions?
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I just got this email from the lute maker, David Van Edwards (who really knows his stuff)

Dear Rob,

Very nice playing, thank you!

Intrigued by the instrument and its maker, so thank you for the link to Gregg with his page of wacky instruments. From there I learnt that Light had his instruments made by Barry which caught my eye because I've just examined a lute in Penshurst which had been brutally converted to a lute-guitar by Barry of the Strand London. There is another lute-guitar which has a body a bit like the one you're playing, invented by Light but made by Barry, in Birmingham Conservatoire. http://www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk/browsehic/plucked-strings#11.4

Best wishes,

David

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Hello Rob.
Sorry my question wasn't clear.
I was just wondering if there is a book published and available of those Scottish lute arrangements.
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Sean, I can highly recommend this book 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mackillop-Scottish-Guitar-Tunes-Fingerstyle/dp/1574242652/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365874282&sr=8-1&keywords=mackillop+guitar

There are many Scottish lute tunes in it, including the ones in the video, but arranged for Open D tuning, six strings. However, above the tab is the treble clef notation. And there is a CD too. Hopefully you could use the book as a basis upon which to make your own arrangements for your instrument.

Any questions, just ask.

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Nice video! I just ordered the book.

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Hi Rob.
Thanks for the reply.
Will buy the book.
Looking forward to more videos.
Sean
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Just Amazoned the book.
Rob , will you be coming to the first European harp guitar festival in France?
Sean.
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Pete - many thanks. Hope you get something out of it. 

Sean - thanks for ordering it. Sorry, I won't get to France this year. Too bad - sounds like fun.

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