Compiled by Dr. Gary R. Boye
Music Librarian, Appalachian State University
There were two main styles of guitar music from the period between 1600 and 1750:
- The Rasgueado Style—with mostly strummed chords
- The Mixed Style—with a mixture of strummed chords and individually plucked notes
The former style is of mostly historical interest; the mixed style contains works more suitable for modern performers. Follow the links above for more thorough discussion of these styles and a detailed listing of guitar tablatures using them.