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Lutes, Viols, Temperaments - Mark Lindley

Lutes, Viols, Temperaments

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Published: 13th August 1984
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To tune a lute or viol really well one must see to the exact spacing of the frets tied round the neck of the instrument. In this authoritative work Mark Lindley surveys different approaches to the problem as described from the 1520s to the 1740s by a variety of writers. Attention is given to some distinguished composers (Milan, Dowland, Monteverdi, Marais) and to some seminal figures in the early history of modern science (V. Galilei, Mersenne, Lord Brouncker) as well as to a number of encyclopaedic or didactic writers on music (Gerle, Bermudo, Ganassi, Zarlino, Praetorius). The book includes practical instructions, conclusions about renaissance and baroque performing practices, and a substantial appendix by Gerhard C. Sohne on the historical use of proportions and geometric curves in lute design.

Introduction
Classifying temperaments
Pythagorean intonation
Equal temperament
Meantone temperament
Just intonation
Other schemes
Conclusions
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521288835
ISBN-10: 0521288835
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 13th August 1984
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.22