This easy-to-read modern tablature should be completely faithful to Francesco da Milano's original tablature. Let me know of any errors you find. Donald Sauter.

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Short ID:  FM1.
Title:     1. Fantasia di F. Milanese
Composer:  Francesco da Milano
Source:    Intabolatura de Lauto, Libro Terzo.
Date:      1547.

Tuning:    Lute tuning (3=F#).
Time sig:  2/4.

Fixes, modifications and comments (M=Measure; p=Place in measure; s=String): 
  Francesco showed dots below many single notes.  I suppose they indicate 
    notes to be plucked with the right hand i finger.  I haven't retained 
    these dots in this tablature.  
  The "F. Milanese" in the title is Francesco, himself.  He refers to himself 
    as M. Francesco Milanese on the cover.  

Tablature elements to be added by hand:
  Fermata: M62 p1 (final chord).
  Take a moment to fill out the 16th- and 32nd-note beams.

Leading measures in Francesco's original tablature:
  1 9 17 24 32 39 48 52 59.  Last measure is 62.


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                           1. Fantasia di F. Milanese                        FM1: Page 1 of 2.
  Lute tuning (3=F#).  Leading measures: 1 9 17 24 32 38.                  Francesco da Milano

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  Francesco  No. 1  Leading measures: 47 51 56.                              FM1: Page 2 of 2.

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