Viols and Other Bowed Instruments
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Viols and Other Bowed Instruments by Gerald Hayes

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Published by Alexander Broude .
Written in English

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Open LibraryOL11554978M
ISBN 100845025813
ISBN 109780845025819

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Abstract While plucked strings have been used for musical purposes since at least the third millennium BCE, the idea of sounding a string by bowing it is a much more recent development. Bowed string instruments seem to have originated in Asia toward the end of the first millennium CE, and were in widespread use in Western Europe by the end of. Nov 01,  · Bowed string While plucked strings have been used for musical purposes since at least the third millennium BCE, the idea of sounding a string by bowing it is a much more recent development. Viols and Other Historic Bowed String Instruments | SpringerLinkCited by: 1. Get this book in print. AbeBooks; Find in a library; All sellers» The History of the Violin: And Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present. Also, an Account of the Principal Makers, English and Foreign, with Numerous Illustrations. the parson of the parish teaches her to play upon the bass-viol. Technical Drawings of Musical Instruments Drawings of musical instruments (16thth century) from 25 collections and museums in Europe and the United States. The contemporary drawings were made for various purposes, but usually include detailed information about important aspects of the instruments, such as technical construction, materials.

Many performing musicians, as well as instrument builders, are coming to realize the importance of understanding the science of musical instruments. This book explains how string instruments produce sound. It presents basic ideas in simple language, and it also translates some more sophisticated ideas in non-technical language. Holmes Bass Viol is family-owned and operated to satisfy all of your bass, cello, violin and viola needs. We have the largest selection of bowed instruments in . A lovely specimen-- a 6-string bass viol after Barak Norman with carved pegbox (1,2,3,4,5), belly decoration, and ornate purfling on the back.. Decorated instruments in stock will have various combinations of belly decoration, ornate purfling, fingerboard/tailpiece woods and wood figure. Pardessus de viole The pardessus de viole is the highest-pitched member of the viol family of instruments. It is a bowed string instrument with either five or six strings and a fretted neck. The pardessus first appeared in the early 18th century, and was commonly played by women, particularly in French-speaking countries.

Some other instruments have viola in their name, but are not a member of the viola da gamba family. These include the viola d'amore and the viola pomposa. Though the baryton does not have viola in its name, it is sometimes included in the viol family. Whether it is considered a member of this family is a matter of judybwolfman.comped: Late 15th century from the vihuela. Aug 03,  · Part II summarizes the present state of research on bowed string instruments (violin, viola, cello, contrebasse, pardessus de viole, and viol) in France, including such topics as the size and distribution of parts in ensembles and the role of the judybwolfman.coms: 1. A viol is a bowed string instrument. Similar to the cello, the viol, or viola da gamba, is played between the legs (hence the name 'viola da gamba', literally 'leg-viol'). While it is not a direct ancestor of the violin, there is some kinship between the two instrument families. When did the viol appear? Bowed string instruments are a subcategory of string instruments that are played by a bow rubbing the strings. The bow rubbing the string causes vibration which the instrument emits as sound. The Arabic rabāb is the earliest known bowed instrument, and the ancestor of all European bowed instruments, including the rebec, lyra and violin.