Attendance to lute courses is free (approximately once or twice a month) in an agreement between the student and the teacher. An educational path is not offered, as there will not be a final exam. The students can choose among in-depth analyses on repertoires related to the 16th, 17th and 18th century. These analyses will be arranged in light of the instrument typologies of the time, which implies specific methods of performing and both technically and stylistically targeted approaches. The students will have the chance to dedicate themselves to one or more than one of these instruments: lute, archlute, theorbo, Baroque lute, vihuela, Renaissance guitar, Baroque guitar and Romantic guitar. The course will also welcome those guitarists who, in spite of not being interested in historic instruments, are willing to learn about the old performance approach, revisited in light of the resources of modern guitar. Finally, music-of-the-time related topics like basso continuo, rhetoric, treatise writing, grace notes, and diminution and transcription techniques will be examined.