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  • About The Portuguese Guitar - The origins and development of the instruments; explains the difference between the Lisbon and Coimbra models, construction, and its role in Fado style.
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  • Baptis, Luis - Guitarist, trained classically, now demonstrating the diversity of 14 Portuguese variants of the instrument; includes a biography, discography, and a description of his instruments (including construction and tuning).
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  • Fado - Guitar - The origins, construction, tuning and playing techniques for the guitarra.
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  • How To Fake A Normal Guitar Into A Portuguese guitar - Suggests techniques for achieving the sound of the guitarra on a "normal" steel-string acoustic guitar.
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  • Playing the Lisbon Portuguese Guitarra - An introduction to playing techniques; includes information on construction, tuning, tablature, techniques and exercises.
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  • Portuguese Guitar History - A historical survey of possible origins for the guitarra; the author argues that its roots lie in the Renaissance cittern and 18th century English guitar; also explores ths instrument's use in Fado.
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