Basile de Loose “Tuning the Guitar”

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Since the beginning of all time – as far as guitarists are concerned – we have spent most of our days tuning rather than playing. Sometimes it takes so long that it can be caught on film or even painted as it was here by Basile de Loose (1809-1885). Poor kids don’t even have electronic tuners or iPhones.

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Basile de Loose (1809-1885)
Tuning the guitar
Medium: Oil on Panel
Date: 1863

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Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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  1. Ironic that the painter’s last name is de Loose…. similar to what is happening to the guitar strings… they are loosening on the lady. 🙂

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