Die Seite für Einsteiger
1.   Woher eine Laute nehmen?

In der DLG e.V. sind auch sehr gute Lautenbauer organisiert. Sie bieten zum Teil Leihinstrumente oder "Schüler-Lauten" an, bei denen sich der günstige Preis vor allem durch Verzicht auf in der Herstellung zeitintensive Verzierungen ergibt (Siehe: Die Laute/Lautenbau).
Die DLG e.V. bietet auch einige Leihinstrumente an (Siehe: Das Lautenspiel/Leihlauten).


2.   Die Laute im Überblick!

Wer sich über das Instrument und seine Geschichte informieren möchte, findet auf dieser Web-Seite einen Einstieg (Siehe: Die Laute/Geschichte der Laute)
Ein sehr guter vertiefender Einblick wird in dem Buch unseres Mitgliedes Andreas Schlegel geboten ("Die Laute in Europa 2" (Neuauflage); erhältlich bei "THE LUTE CORNER")


3.   Unterrichtswerke für den Einstieg!

Reine Unterrichtswerke, so gut sie auch gemacht sind, haben alle ein Manko: es fehlt jemand, der einem etwas zeigen und erklären kann, die bzw. der anregt, auch einmal unmittelbar eingreift. Dennoch einige Hinweise.

Für die Renaissancelaute:

METHOD FOR THE RENAISSANCE LUTE by Stefan Lundgren
127 exercises and pieces lead the student step by step from the beginning to the performance of the music of John Dowland, Francesco da Milano and other great Renaissance composers. French tablature with an introduction to Italian tablature.
Text in English. With illustrations. Euro 25.- (TREE-Edition)


Für die Barocklaute:

METHOD FOR THE BAROQUE LUTE by Toyohiko Satoh
An authoritative baroque lute tutor has long been awaited. After 15 years teaching in higher music education, the author has produced a work based on baroque lute technique reconstructed from historical sources. The book contains methodically and progresssively graded exercises in playing technique as well as historical information and guidance on ornamentation and interpretation compiled from the literature of the 17th and 18th century. Drawing on his wide concert experience Toyohiko Satoh presents music ranging from that of the best baroque lute composers to complete suites by Losy, Weiss and Bach. French tablature. Text in English (a separate booklet with a German translation of the text will be included if you order from Germany, Austria or Switzerland). French tablature/Baroque tuning Euro 25.-


Miguel Serdoura: METHOD FOR BAROQUE LUTE.
A practical guide for beginning and advanced lutenists. The Method for the Baroque Lute can provide you with the technical and musical foundations required for a solid and comprehensive approach to playing the baroque lute. That is indeed the purpose, and challenge, of this book: to reach out to as many lute-lovers as possible, and give them the opportunity to express themselves via the baroque lute, however advanced they may be in their musical education. Its audience includes not just those who have never played a musical instrument, but also seasoned guitarists desirous of initiation into the mysteries of the baroque lute! The Method for the Baroque Lute is divided into three parts.
The first, mainly theoretical part, will help you better understand the way baroque lute music is to be played.
The second part contains an entire chapter devoted to the study of lute technique and sound production.
The third part contains 250 selected pieces for the 11- and 13-course baroque lute. The pieces are divided into three levels of difficulty: elementary, intermediate and advanced. 364 pages, softcover, order-no.: 3844 Price: 70,00 € (SEICENTO)



4.   Editionen für den Einstieg!

Gerade als Anfängerin oder Anfänger ist das Angebot vielfach nicht zu überschauen. Schwierig/nicht schwierig? Mag ich die Musik eines Komponisten denn, so dass sich die Anschaffung lohnt? Sehr hilfreich sind Editionen, die einen Überblick verschaffen und sich ausdrücklich an Anfängerinnen und Anfänger richten sowie solche, die im Schwierigkeitsgrad progressiv angeordnet sind.

Für die Renaissancelaute:

TREE RENAISSANCE LUTE BOOKE edited by Albert Reyerman
A selection of 24 solo lute pieces from various sources of the Renaissance period. The pieces are grouped according to key and tempo and are thus suitable for performance. Intermediate difficulty. French tablature/Renaissance tuning. E 15.- (TREE-Edition)

COLLECTION  30 easy lute pieces (Newsidler, Attaignant, Caroso, u.a.), 12,50 € (SEICENTO)

THE LUTE CALENDAR.
The Renaissance Lute Made Easie. 365 Lute Pieces Selected and Edited from 49 Original Sources by Stefan Olof Lundgren. The Lute Calendar is organized in four books: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. On every day of the year a new lute piece awaits you, carefully chosen so the pieces become gradually more difficult - the lute year begins on December 1st with the easiest piece - carefully "made easie" and beautifully printed in easy-to-read French tablature. 99.00 € (LUNDGREN-Edition)


Für die Barocklaute:

32 EASY PIECES FOR BAROQUE LUTE edited by Anthony Bailes
32 pieces for baroque lute. With an introduction and commentary in English and German. This collection is intended for those beginning to play baroque music and has been so selected that all pieces are playable on a baroque lute with 11 or 13 courses. French tablature/Baroque tuning. E 15.- (TREE-Edition)

TREE BAROQUE LUTE BOOKE edited by Albert Reyerman.
A collection of pieces from the 17th and 18th century for baroque lute, that contains
22 solos and one duet piece. Intermediate difficulty.
French tablature/Baroque tuning. E 15.- (TREE-Edition)

The Baroque Lute Companion by Stefan Olof Lundgren.
* 252 lute pieces chosen from twelve unpublished manuscripts.
* 24 studies and twelve chorale variations composed by S. Lundgren.
* Lute instruction with photos and exercises.
* Reading and playing from historical sources.
* Text: English and German.

The pieces in this anthology are organized in twelve chapters and are based on the twelve most common keys for the lute music of this period. Every chapter is ordered in three levels graded, easy, medium and difficult. 349 pages. 65 € (LUNDGREN-Edition)



5.   Unterricht nehmen!

Bei ernsthaftem Interesse an der Laute geht kein Weg an solidem Unterricht vorbei, sicher auch nicht bei musikalischer Vorbildung. Ob eine Lehrerin oder ein Lehrer in der Nähe des Wohnortes arbeitet, kann man erfahren bei: Das Lautenspiel/Lautenlehrer.


6.   Allein in der Welt der Laute?

Die Antwort: Mitgliedschaft in der Deutschen Lautengesellschaft e.V.! (Siehe: Die Gesellschaft/Über die DLG e.V., /Satzung und /Mitgliedschaft.