Viola da Gamba

My third instrument after lute and guitar is the bass viol or viola da gamba. I am very much a perennial beginner, but have made some progress, as well as editing a PDF of 17th-century Scottish lyra viol music.

I will include here some viol-related things which might be of interest.

Free PDF:

and here is a TAB=only version:

Here is my interpretation of a few of these pieces:

While you are in Harp Sharp tuning for the above (FCFCAC, bass to treble) then you might want to download and play the following PDF of psalm tunes from Benjamin Hely’s The Compleat Violist, here presented in tablature:

And here I play all the psalms:

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