…and welcome to my 7-string Russian Guitar site, devoted to the 19th-century repertoire for the instrument.
Here you will find information about the instrument, its composers, contemporary players, recordings, videos, etc, and also my own explorations as I delve into the repertoire for the first time.
If you have any questions, just use the Contact page for private contact.
I welcome contributions in the form of essays – use the Contact page for initial contact, including your email address.
There are many thousands of 19th-century Russian scores for the 7-string guitar, and a repertoire which has largely been ignored, and is ripe for exploration.
The tuning is an open G major chord, from bass to treble: DGBdgbd’ – although this might seem unusual at first, strings are readily available, and the tuning is fairly easy to learn. Many original instruction methods survive, and although written in Russian, there is relatively little text, but a LOT of music.
Do explore the site – there are many treasures here!