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Lute Player Carousing with a Young Woman

Dutch Golden Age Artist Hendrick ter Brugghen
Gallery Wrapped Canvas Art Print

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Lute Music

Lute music has been a crowd pleaser for centuries–since 13th century Europe to be exact. These music selections are some of our favorites for easy listening and relaxation. Give the gift of music.

Renaissance Lute Music by Lorenzino del Liuto and Marco PesciComplete Music for Lute by Johann Sebastian Bach – Mario D’Agosto

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If you love Lute Music, you will love these gifts for Lute lovers.

Lute Songs of John Dowland: The Original First and Second Books Including Dowland’s Original Lute TablatureTwo Lutes: Lute Duets from England’s Golden Age by Ronn McFarlane & William Simms

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Lute Shirts

Shirts are a great gift for musicians and music lovers. Choose from dozens of styles and colors, in sizes for everyone from infants to adults. Click on any design to see what’s available.

The Instrument Maker's Workshop Circa 1570 T-ShirtThe Instrument Maker’s Workshop Circa 1570 T-ShirtElegantly Dressed Medieval Minstrel Playing Lute T-ShirtElegantly Dressed Medieval Minstrel Playing Lute T-Shirt

Give a Hoot Play the Lute T-ShirtGive a Hoot Play the Lute T-ShirtLute I Am Your Father T-ShirtLute, I Am Your Father T-Shirt

Lute Nut Long Sleeve T-ShirtLute Nut Long Sleeve T-ShirtMermaid Playing Lute Turquoise T-ShirtMermaid Playing Lute Turquoise T-Shirt

Leon the Lute Player from Fairy Tale Kingdom Fine Jersey T-ShirtLeon the Lute Player from Fairy Tale Kingdom Fine Jersey T-ShirtLive Love Lute Americana Tattoo Style Basic T-ShirtLive Love Lute Americana Tattoo Style Basic T-Shirt

I Love Lute Double Bass Clef Heart

Share your love for the lute. Mirror image bass clef heart designs are available for both lute players and enthusiasts.

Bass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Lute Raglan T-ShirtBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Lute Raglan T-ShirtSparkly Bass Clef Heart Lute Raglan T-ShirtSparkly Bass Clef Heart Lute Raglan T-Shirt

Sparkly Bass Clef Heart Lute Slim Fit Fine Jersey T-ShirtSparkly Bass Clef Heart Lute Slim Fit Fine Jersey T-ShirtBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Lute Short Sleeve Raglan T-ShirtBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Lute Short Sleeve Raglan T-Shirt

Easily Distracted by Lute Players

Here are some designs for animal lovers who are easily distracted by the sound of lute players. Choose from playful cats and dogs in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes for the whole family.

Cartoon Dog Easily Distracted by Lute Players T-ShirtCartoon Dog Easily Distracted by Lute Players T-ShirtCartoon Cat Easily Distracted by Lute Players T-ShirtCartoon Cat Easily Distracted by Lute Players T-Shirt

Playful Dog Easily Distracted by Lute Players T-ShirtPlayful Dog Easily Distracted by Lute Players T-ShirtPlayful Cat Easily Distracted by Lute Players T-ShirtPlayful Cat Easily Distracted by Lute Players T-Shirt

If I Can’t Bring My Lute, You Won’t See Me

Invite me, invite my lute. That’s the way it is for any musician who loves to play this delicate string instrument.

If I Can't Bring My Lute You Won't See Me T-ShirtIf I Can’t Bring My Lute You Won’t See Me T-ShirtIf I Can't Bring My Lute You Won't See Me T-ShirtIf I Can’t Bring My Lute You Won’t See Me T-Shirt

If I Can't Bring My Lute You Won't See Me Baby Fine Jersey T-ShirtIf I Can’t Bring My Lute You Won’t See Me Baby Fine Jersey T-ShirtIf I Can't Bring My Lute You Won't See Me Slim Fit Fine Jersey T-ShirtIf I Can’t Bring My Lute You Won’t See Me Slim Fit Fine Jersey T-Shirt

The Coolest People on Earth are Lute Players

Who are the coolest people on earth? Lute players, of course! Spread the word about this cool string instrument. Makes a great gift for any music student, music teacher, or lutenist.

Coolest People on Earth are Lute Players Raglan T-ShirtCoolest People on Earth are Lute Players Raglan T-ShirtCoolest People on Earth are Lute Players T-ShirtCoolest People on Earth are Lute Players T-Shirt

Lute Hats

Lute trucker hats are available in eleven color choices. Hats feature a 100% polyester foam front and a 100% nylon mesh back to keep you cool. Trucker hats are adjustable from 17 to 24 inches.

If I Can't Bring My Lute You Won't See Me Trucker HatIf I Can’t Bring My Lute You Won’t See Me Trucker HatFirst Coffee Then Lute Music Lover Trucker HatFirst Coffee Then Lute Music Lover Trucker Hat

Lute Postcards

If you’re looking for inexpensive lute gifts, colorful postcards are always one of our top picks. They’re great for keeping in touch with friends and family, and pretty enough to display. These measure 4.25 by 5.6 inches and are printed on ultra-heavyweight (120 lb.) card stock with a gloss finish.

Angel Playing Lute Parchment PostcardMedieval Minstrel and Lute Postcard

Chickens with Lute and Egg House PostcardHappy Gnome with Lute and Birds Postcard

Lute Magnets

Here’s one of our favorite inexpensive gift ideas for lute players. Who doesn’t need a few refrigerator magnets? Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches, and round magnets are typically available in three sizes. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking as good as new for many years to come.

Jan Havickszoon Steen Self-Portrait Playing the Lute 2-inch Round MagnetJan Havickszoon Steen Self-Portrait Playing the Lute 2-inch Round MagnetItalian Baroque Master Caravaggio The Lute Player 2-inch Round MagnetItalian Baroque Master Caravaggio The Lute Player 2-inch Round Magnet

Rainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Lute 2-inch Square MagnetRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Lute 2-inch Square MagnetSparkly Bass Clef Heart Lute 2-inch Square MagnetSparkly Bass Clef Heart Lute 2-inch Square Magnet

Lute Mugs

Mugs are one of our favorite affordable lute gifts. Everyone can use a few mugs. Click on any mug to see how the design looks from different angles. Choose from many sizes, styles, and colors to create a personal gift for your favorite lutenist.

I'd Rather Be Playing My Lute Classic Coffee MugI’d Rather Be Playing My Lute Classic Coffee MugI'd Rather Be Playing My Lute Two-Tone Coffee MugI’d Rather Be Playing My Lute Two-Tone Coffee Mug

Lute Tote Bags

Versatile and durable cotton canvas tote bags are another practical gift idea for musicians. These designs are available in many style and color choices to please any lute player or enthusiast.

An Angel in Red with a Lute by Leonardo da Vinci Grocery Tote BagAn Angel in Red with a Lute by Leonardo da Vinci Grocery Tote BagSeraphiel Angel Playing Lute Budget Tote BagSeraphiel Angel Playing Lute Budget Tote Bag

Sparkly Bass Clef Heart over Sheet Music Lute Budget Tote BagSparkly Bass Clef Heart over Sheet Music Lute Budget Tote BagCoolest People on Earth are Lute Players Grocery Tote BagCoolest People on Earth are Lute Players Grocery Tote Bag

Lute Mouse Pads

Lute-inspired mouse pads are available in two designs. The basic mouse pad measures 9.25 by 7.75 inches, with a durable dust and stain resistant cloth cover. The gel mouse pad measures 9 1/8 by 10 1/4 inches and is also dust and stain resistant. It features gel-pad wrist support and a non-skid base. Both mouse pad designs are a welcome decorative touch for any desk or work space.

Give a Hoot! Play the Lute Mouse PadAngel Musician Playing Lute Mouse Pad

Woman With a Lute Near A Window Mouse PadLady Playing a Lute Fine Art Painting Gel Mousepad

Lute Aprons

Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical lute gifts. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.

Mermaid Lute Playing Electric Turquoise Blue Water Adult ApronMermaid Lute Playing Electric Turquoise Blue Water Adult ApronGive a hoot! Play the Lute Whimsical Owl Adult ApronGive a hoot! Play the Lute Whimsical Owl Adult Apron

Colorful Sunflower Lute Player Standard Adult ApronColorful Sunflower Lute Player Standard Adult ApronJan Havickszoon Steen Self-Portrait Playing the Lute Adult ApronJan Havickszoon Steen Self-Portrait Playing the Lute Adult Apron

Coolest People on Earth are Lute Players Adult ApronCoolest People on Earth are Lute Players Adult ApronSparkly Bass Clef Heart Over Sheet Music Lute Adult ApronSparkly Bass Clef Heart Over Sheet Music Lute Adult Apron

Lute Buttons

We love buttons because they’re an inexpensive and fun gift for music lovers. These standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar. Some designs allow you to change the background color for a customized gift. Choose from a rainbow of vibrant hues.

Angel Musician 2-inch Square ButtonAngel Musician 2-inch Square ButtonThe Lute Player 2-inch Square ButtonThe Lute Player 2-inch Square Button

Sparkly Bass Clef Heart Lute 2-inch Square ButtonSparkly Bass Clef Heart Lute 2-inch Square ButtonRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Lute 2-inch Square ButtonRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Lute 2-inch Square Button

What is a Lute?

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17th Century Baroque Lute Music

Performed by Ken Brodkey

Not only does he play the instrument beautifully, he’s a respected luthier–a master lute builder. Ken Brodkey built his first lute from a kit in 1976, while working on his music degree at Cal State Northridge (CSUN), in southern California. The project was so successful that he began an apprenticeship the following year.

William Shakespeare (Henry III)
Take thy lute, wench: my soul grows sad with troubles;
Sing, and disperse ’em, if thou canst: leave working.

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The lute is a plucked string instrument with a long neck bearing frets. The instrument is characterized by a rounded body and a flat front that is shaped somewhat like a halved egg. Lutes have been used in a great variety of instrumental music from the Medieval to the late Baroque eras. Indeed, they were the most important instrument for secular music during the Renaissance.

Lutes have been popular in Europe since the 13th century, though the earliest surviving compositions date from the late 15th century. Many composers published collections of their music during the 16th and 17th centuries. Sadly, much of the music is still lost. In the second half of the 17th century, lutes and similar stringed instruments declined in popularity. Very little music was written for the instrument after 1750. It wasn’t until the second half of the 20th century that music historians prompted a renewed interest in lute music.

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Fun Fact
A person who performs on this string instrument is called a lutenist.

Notable lutenists include Peter Croton, John Dowland, Jacques Gallot, Joachim Held, Hubert Hoffmann, Lutz Kirchhof, Nigel North, Valéry Sauvage, and Christopher Wilson.

Marilyn Monroe with a Lute

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Lute FactsMarilyn Monroe with a Lute

Listen to the Lute

Performed by Valéry Sauvage

Accomplished string musician Valéry Sauvage plays the timeless classic “Greensleeves” on an instrument constructed by Stephen Murphy. Initially he plays the anonymous version from William Ballet’s Lute Book (late 16th or early 17th century). Valéry believes this to be the first known version for solo lute of “Greensleeves.” He segues into a version by Renaissance period composer and lutenist Francis Cutting, then back to the first version. Visit his YouTube channel, Luthval.

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Roosebeck 7-Course Descant Lute

Product details:

  • Beautiful short-necked string instrument
  • Bowl back fashioned from lacewood staves
  • Eight tied nylon frets on a lacewood neck
  • Rosewood fret board
  • Lacewood peg box with tuners of rosewood
  • European spruce soundboard
  • Rosewood bridge and rosewood end pin
  • 13 nylon strings in 7 courses
  • Scale length of 19.75 inches
  • Satisfaction guaranteed, 30-day return policy!

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Roosebeck 7-Course Descant Lute 13 String Spruce Soundboard + Padded Gig Bag

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ROOSEBECK 8-COURSE LUTE SHEESHAM & CANADIAN SPRUCE W/GIGBAG/BOOK

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