Continuo Playing on the Lute, Archlute and Theorbo

Continuo Playing on the Lute, Archlute and Theorbo : A Comprehensive Guide for Performers

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"... a valuable book. It is an important link between the unknown of the Renaissance and the present." -The Triangle of Mu Phi Epsilon"Straightforward practicality is the most outstanding characteristic of this book." -Continuo"... a fine and very welcome book that is likely to remain the high standard of lute continuo instruction for some time to come." -Sixteenth Century JournalIn this extraordinarily broad survey, Nigel North discusses the history of the lute, the archlute, and the theorbo and gives practical advice on technique, the choice of instrument for particular music, and the preparation of scores.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 208.3 x 274.3 x 25.4mm | 907.2g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253314151
  • 9780253314154
  • 651,154

Table of contents

PART ONE; THE THEORBO, CHITARRONE AND ARCHLUTE1 An Historical Background: Musical Qualities of each Instrument2 Practical Advice3 List of Appropriate RepertoryPART TWO: HARMONY AND FIGURES4 An harmonic precis5 Cadences, Sequences and Unfigured Basses6 Finer Points concerning Style, Technique and PerformancePART THREE: FIRST PRACTICAL STEPS7 Lute and Archlute8 Exercises and Musical Extracts from Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-century SourcesPART FOUR: THE THEORBO9 An Introduction to the Theorbo10 The Theorbo, First Practical Steps11 Original Exercises for Theorbo and Lute, with Tablature Cadenze finali (modena MS)PART FIVE: MUSIC EXAMPLES12 Music with Original Realized Accompaniments for the Theorbo13 Music with Editorial Realizations for Theorbo, English Theorbo in G, Archlute, 10-course Renaissance Lute and 13-course Baroque Lute14 Music Examples without RealizationsAppendix: Song TranslationsNotesMusic ListSelect Bibliographyshow more

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" ... a valuable book. It is an important link between the unknown of the Renaissance and the present." The Triangle of Mu Phi Epsilon "Straightforward practicality is the most outstanding characteristic of this book." Continuo "... a fine and very welcome book that is likely to remain the high standard of lute continuo instruction for some time to come." Sixteenth Century Journalshow more

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