Play the Viol

Play the Viol : The Complete Guide to Playing the Treble, Tenor and Bass Viol

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This guide to the viol gives detailed advice on playing technique for the treble, tenor and bass, assuming no knowledge beyond an ability to read music, but aiming to help players reach an advanced standard, even without regular access to a teacher, and is aimed at amateur viol players and any string players with an interest in early music, as well as teachers. Each point is fully illustrated with photographs, diagrams and carefully graded musical exercises. The book surveys the viol repertoire, discussing the many different styles of music. It highlights the problems likely to be encountered and shows how they can be overcome. Advice is given on practising, improvising, consort-playing and performing. Technical instruction is based on original sources and performing and teaching experience. Practical information on choosing and caring for viols and bows and a list of published music for viol is also more

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  • Hardback | 197 pages
  • 196 x 250 x 22mm | 659.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • half-tones, diagrams, musical exercises, discography, bibliography, useful addresses, index
  • 0193174227
  • 9780193174221

Table of contents

Part 1 Mainly for beginners: preparations; bowing; the left hand; first pieces; revision checklist. Part 2 Improving your technique: good tuning; making a beautiful sound; more about bowing; more difficult fingerings; notation; different bow holds. Part 3 Exploring the viol repertoire: varieties of music for the viol; consort music; continuo playing; divisions and duets; lyra viol; sonatas, arias and chamber music; French suites. Part 4 Practising, ensemble playing and performing. Part 5 Viols and bows. Appendices: tuning, Elizabeth Liddle; published music for the more

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