In its classical form, the 10-string guitar was an innovation by Narciso Yepes, first heard in 1964 with the Berlin Philharmonic. Four extra bass strings offers richer sympathetic resonance, easier transcription of Renaissance and Baroque era lute music (conceived on 14 or more strings), stronger sound projection, and opportunities for expanded improvisation. There are other 10-string guitars - for example, the Brazilian Viola Caipira. The director of the festival, Janet Ma
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International Ten-String Festival
Focuses on the evolution of the modern ten-string classical guitar. Details of master classes, workshops, discussions and concerts open to the public. [Connecticut, US]
The International Ten-String Guitar Society
Offers a newsletter, information about the instrument and players, events, and listing of luthiers.
Laudarra or 10-string guitar
An enthusiast's view on tuning, playing and construction of 10 string classical guitars. Includes articles and a gallery.
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