Stringed Instruments of Ancient Greece

Huchzermeyer 63-64 seems to ignore the wording of the Greek by citing this passage as proof that Timotheus' instrument was the "eleven-stringed kithara.'" So also Abert. "Saiteninstru- mente." col. 1763. For the use of the kroumaia of a ...


Author: Martha Maas

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300036862

Category: Music

Page: 261

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No ancient culture has left us more tantalizing glimpses of its music than that of the Greeks, whose art and literature continually speak to us of the role of music, its power, and its significance to their society. In this book two scholars--one of music and one of classics--join together to explore the musical life of ancient Greece, focusing on the Greek stringed instruments and, in particular, on the all-important lyre family. Book jacket.

Making Music with Stringed Instruments

The clarinet is one kind of wind instrument . Stringed instruments make music when you pluck , hit , or rub a bow ( BOH ) against their strings . This book will tell you more about stringed instruments . What Are Stringed Instrumentsi ...


Author: Erica Smith

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823982335

Category: Music

Page: 24

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Sensor Circuits and Switching for Stringed Instruments

Using a fast-Fourier transform, or FFT, computed by the micro-controller, spectral analysis could be done by manual strumming of the stringed instrument, or by means of an automatic strumming device, attached to the stringed instrument ...


Author: Donald L. Baker

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030231248

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 231

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This book presents new methods of circuit design for guitar electronics, based directly upon U.S. Non-Provisional Patent Applications. By systematic construction of unique series-parallel circuit topologies, the author shows how many series-parallel circuits are possible, including non-matched single-coil pickups, humbucking pickups, and humbucking combinations of matched single-coil pickups. This allows designers to avoid unnecessary and confusing duplicate circuits in pickup switching systems. It shows how electromechanical switches cannot produce the maximum number of tones for more than 2 or 3 pickups. Thus the author discloses an efficient micro-controller and cross-point switch architecture to replace mechanical switches, and allow access to the maximum number of tones. The discussion continues, developing humbucking circuits for odd numbers of matched single-coil pickups, extendable to any odd or even number, greater than 1, using a simplified switching system with very simple rules. It abandons some tones in favor of producing all-humbucking and unique tones, no matter what the switching choice. The author discloses both mechanical and digital switching versions. Then, based on using humbucking basis vectors, the author discloses variable-gain circuits that duplicate all possible switched humbucking tone circuits, and produces all the continuous tone gradations in between. The presentation includes analog and digitally controlled systems. The object of all the disclosures: give the guitarist or pianist a system which allows going from bright to warm tones and back, without ever needing to know which pickups are used in what combination.

The M Steinert Collection of Keyed and Stringed Instruments

Thus C sharp was obtained by striking the C string at a shorter length . D sharp and E in a like manner also . About the year 1725 Daniel Faber , of Crailsheim , gave the semitone its own string , and instruments so made were ...


Author: Morris Steinert


ISBN: NYPL:33433082277066

Category: Bowed stringed instruments

Page: 170

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The Science of String Instruments

Shigeru Yoshikawa In this chapter some distinct characteristics of the plucked string instruments from Asia will be discussed in relation to those from the West. Primary attention will be paid to the interrelation between the instrument ...


Author: Thomas D. Rossing

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441971104

Category: Science

Page: 470

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Thomas D. Rossing String instruments are found in almost all musical cultures. Bowed string instruments form the backbone of symphony orchestras, and they are used widely as solo inst- ments and in chamber music as well. Guitars are used universally in pop music as well as in classical music. The piano is probably the most versatile of all musical inst- ments, used widely not only in ensemble with other musical instruments but also as a solo instrument and to accompany solo instruments and the human voice. In this book, various authors will discuss the science of plucked, bowed, and hammered string instruments as well as their electronic counterparts. We have tried to tell the fascinating story of scienti?c research with a minimum of mathematics to maximize the usefulness of the book to performers and instrument builders as well as to students and researchers in musical acoustics. Sometimes, however, it is dif?cult to “translate” ideas from the exact mathematical language of science into words alone, so we include some basic mathematical equations to express these ideas. It is impossible to discuss all families of string instruments. Some instruments have been researched much more than others. Hopefully, the discussions in this book will help to encourage further scienti?c research by both musicians and scientists alike. 1.1 A Brief History of the Science of String Instruments Quite a number of good histories of acoustics have been written (Lindsay 1966, 1973; Hunt 1992; Beyer 1999), and these histories include musical acoustics.

Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music

Style and performance for bowed string instruments in french Baroque music. 1. Bowed stringed instruments–Performance–france–history–17th century. 2. ... Stringed instrument music–interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.) ...


Author: Mary Cyr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317048824

Category: Music

Page: 280

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Mary Cyr addresses the needs of researchers, performers, and informed listeners who wish to apply knowledge about historically informed performance to specific pieces. Special emphasis is placed upon the period 1680 to 1760, when the viol, violin, and violoncello grew to prominence as solo instruments in France. Part I deals with the historical background to the debate between the French and Italian styles and the features that defined French style. 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 contrebasse. Part III addresses issues and conventions of interpretation such as articulation, tempo and character, inequality, ornamentation, the basse continue, pitch, temperament, and "special effects" such as tremolo and harmonics. Part IV introduces four composer profiles that examine performance issues in the music of Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Marin Marais, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and the Forquerays (father and son). The diversity of compositional styles among this group of composers, and the virtuosity they incorporated in their music, generate a broad field for discussing issues of performance practice and offer opportunities to explore controversial themes within the context of specific pieces.

Chamber Music for Two String Instruments Book III

Chamber Music for Two String Instruments by Samuel Applebaum edited by Louis Potter , Jr. FOREWORD To the Teacher : This Chamber Music book is to be started when the pupil reaches page 5 of the Samuel Applebaum String Method , Book III ...


Author: Samuel Applebaum

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457454548

Category: Music

Page: 16

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Chamber Music for Two String Instruments, Book III is to be started when the pupil reaches page 5 of the Samuel Applebaum String Method, Book III. However, it can be used in conjunction with any other string method. Available for two violins, two violas, two cellos, two basses, and piano accompaniment.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

UF Bow ( Stringed instruments ) ( Former heading ] Bows , Stringed instrument String instrument bows Stringed ... UF Bowed string instrument music Bowed stringed instrument music Lyra music [ Former heading ] Melody instrument music ...


Author: Library of Congress


ISBN: MINN:30000009886312

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress


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Library of Congress Subject Headings

UF Bow ( Stringed instruments ) [ Former heading ] Bows , Stringed instrument String instrument bows Stringed instruments ... Works about performers on individual bowed stringed instruments are entered under headings such as Violinists ...


Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office


ISBN: UOM:39015057968466

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress


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A History of Stringed Keyboard Instruments

Regarding stringed instruments, the term “scaling” refers to the lengths of their strings; for example, a lute having a string length of 680 mm would be said to have a scaling of 680 mm. Apropos of stringed keyboard instruments such as ...


Author: Stewart Pollens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108386487

Category: Music


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This book explores the history of keyboard instruments from their fourteenth-century origins to the development of the modern piano. It reveals the principles of their design and describes structural and mechanical developments through the medieval and renaissance periods and eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries, as well as the early music revival. Stewart Pollens identifies and describes the types of keyboard instruments played by major composers and virtuosi through the ages and provides the reader with detailed instructions on their regulating, stringing, tuning and voicing drawn from historical sources.