ECOLM - An Electronic Corpus of Lute Music
Full TabCode - fingerings
Fingerings are encoded in the form
where h is either ‘l’ or ‘r’, representing
the hand to which the fingering applies, if known (this can be
omitted, and normally would be, either when it is obvious from the
context or it is not known), and s is a symbol from the list below.
4= finger-number; almost always left hand, but one or two sources where it’s right hand;
d1(F.:7)("r" assumed by default)
d1(Fl....:3)(Always left hand, as r.h. 4th finger never used.)
These indicate finger-numbers 1 to 4; usually right hand (always so when in position 7), but a number of sources use them for left-hand fingerings (in position 3); NB r.h. finger 4 is *never* used, so ‘....’ always means a left-hand fingering.
- = short horizontal stroke in pos 6, 7 or 8 (r.h. thumb; rare)
! = short vertical stroke in pos 7 (r.h. thumb, very common)
" (i.e. a double-quote) = a pair of short vertical strokes in
pos 7 (r.h. finger 2, rare)