May 23, 2011
Toy 3 by Anonymous (16th century)
One of hundreds of anonymous lute pieces of 16th century England, this piece is from the Jane Pickering Lute Book, a manuscript collection of a dedicated amateur. A toy is a simple piece for the lute or keyboard based either on dances such as a jig or alman, or on popular tunes of the time.
Pay close attention to measure 8-16, as the composer alternates between using F (1st fret, top string) and F# (2nd fret, top string)
Renaissance. Easy Guitar piece. 24 measures. No barre chords. key of G, 6/8 Time Signature. 2 Pages