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brief history of the lute

Ian Harwood

brief history of the lute

by Ian Harwood

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Published by Lute Society in Richmond (Surrey) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Ian Harwood with the assistance of Michael Prynne.
SeriesThe Lute Society booklet -- no.1
ContributionsPrynne, Michael.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14501087M

Others dispute this, arguing that the early guitar-like instruments with a long neck and flat back, have little in common with the short neck, round bodied instruments like the oud and lute. What we know is that the oldest surviving guitar-like instrument is a tanbur from Egypt, circa BCE, owned by a musician named Har-Mose. A Brief History Of Music takes in years of musical history in 90 minutes!Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.5/5(6).

A Brief Time Line. - The Arabic lute (Ud) was introduced into Spain by the Moors. - The Crusades may have helped spread the Lute to Europe. - Paintings and Sculpture depict Christians playing the Lute. - A stable tuning and design appear. - A fifth course is added to the lute. The pipa (pronounced "pee-paa") is a four-stringed lute, one of the oldest Chinese musical instruments with over years of history. The term pipa consists of two Chinese characters symbolizing two playing techniques (denoted as "Tan" and "Tiao" today) while their pronunciations p'i and p'a are imitations of the sounds produced accordingly.

The trumpet is much more than a musical instrument. In fact, the trumpet is a part of world history. For thousands of years, the trumpet has played an essential role in . In many history books, even some that are highly rated, you will read that the guitar was invented by the classical-era Greeks. This is due to a simple mistake. The Greeks had an instrument which they called a Kithara. As this was a stringed instrument and that the name resembles closely that of the guitar, historians tend to assume that this.


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Brief history of the lute by Ian Harwood Download PDF EPUB FB2

A brief history of the lute. The below video and the article which accompanies it are really for people who have just become interested in the lute and would like some help with the most basic questions concerning the different types of lute and their historical development. An illustrated history of the lute in Western Europe.

Part One The European lute derives both in name and form from the Arab instrument known as al ‘Ud, which means literally ‘the wood’ (either because it had a soundboard of wood as distinct from a parchment skin stretched over the body, or because the body itself was built up from wooden strips rather than made from a hollow.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Harwood, Ian. Brief history of the lute. Richmond: Lute Society, (OCoLC) This article is an attempt to slice through the fog with a brief history of the instrument, charting its development from the renaissance, through the baroque to the modern day, based only on what can be claimed with certainty.

Illustrated with pictures, sound recordings and beginning with a short video of guitar history. A Brief History of the Lute. by Ian Harwood, with the assistance of Michael Prynne.

Format Book Published Richmond [Eng.]: Lute Society, Language English Series The Lute Society Booklets ; No. 1 Lute Society Booklets ISBN Descript [1] p., viii p. of plates:. Baron’s Study of the Lute (Untersuchung des Instruments der Lauten) published inis one of the most comprehensive and important lute treatises in the year history of the instrument.

It contains much information that is unique to it, and deals with subjects that can be found in no other source. Although covering the lute's history only up to the end of the Renaissance period, the book's scope is vast.

Ample discussion of lute music repertoire, biographies of important composers, the lute's cultural and societal context, tablature notations are all included in chapters organized by geography throughout by: 7.

The lute of the medieval troubadours, Renaissance humanists and Baroque courts is woven into the musical history of the Middle Ages, as well as the collective consciousness of the lute was thought to have seen its demise inthis instrument of antiquity has seen a revival since the mid 20th century in prog-rock, folk, and contemporary classical.

The name al ‘ud literally means “the wood,” and was most likely used to distinguish instruments with wooden soundboards from those with soundboards made of animal es of ‘uds first appear on illustrations and manuscripts in the pre-Islamic Arabic peninsula in the sixth century.

The earliest evidence of the Arab ‘ud in Europe can be found in. A brief history of the lute (The Lute Society booklets ; no.

1) [Harwood, Ian] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A brief history of the lute (The Lute Society booklets ; no. 1)Author: Ian Harwood. A Brief History of the Mandolin "Separate your notes, keep your timing right, and let your tones come out." --Bill Monroe.

This page was compiled by Rob Meador and authored by Dan Beimborn. The Mandolin In History. The mandolin can be described as a small, short-necked lute with eight strings.

Guitar, plucked stringed musical instrument that probably originated in Spain early in the 16th century. In popular music the guitar is usually amplified, and ensembles frequently include more than one instrument, a ‘lead’ guitar for solos, another for.

Brief History During the year period of its historical popularity, the European lute underwent a considerable evolution. No instruments have survived that were built in Europe during the middle ages, but a certain amount of information can be obtained from paintings, sculpture and written descriptions from that time.

A lute (/ lj uː t / or / l uː t /) is any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back enclosing a hollow cavity, usually with a sound hole or opening in the body. More specifically, the term "lute" can refer to an instrument from the family of European lutes.

The term also refers generally to any string instrument having the strings running in a Classification: String instrument (plucked). The six course lute with a book of tablature in Hans Holbein's The Ambassadors As better bass strings became available, lute makers began to produce lutes with seven courses.

The first mention of a seven course lute is in and the first published music for the instrument began to appear around The beautifully decorated Capirola lute book, a manuscript written in Venicestates that a player should “make it so that the first fret almost touches the strings, and so on to the end, because as the frets are nearer to the string, the strings sound like a.

Publishing history. InAunt Lute Book Company was founded by Barb Wieser and Joan Pinkvoss in Iowa. Aunt Lute merged with another feminist publisher, Spinsters Ink inand the two organizations published jointly for several years in San Francisco under the name Spinsters/Aunt Lute.

In the Aunt Lute Foundation was established as a non profit Founded: The pipa (pronounced "pee-paa") is a four-stringed lute, one of the oldest Chinese musical instruments with over years of history. The term pipa consists of two Chinese characters symbolizing two playing techniques (known as "Tan" and "Tiao" today) while their pronunciations p'i and p'a are imitations of the sounds produced accordingly.

In Europe, lute refers to a plucked stringed musical instrument popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. The lute that was prominent in European popular art and music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods originated as the Arab ʿūd.

This instrument was taken to Europe in the 13th century by way of Spain and by returning crusaders and is still played in Arab countries. French tablature differs from the Spanish and Italian systems in that it uses letters instead of numbers to indicate which fret to play and that the highest line of tablature represents the highest pitched course of the instrument.

The letter "A" represents the open string. The frets follow the alphabet from there. Bach arranged this Fugue, (BWV), for the lute. An Interesting and Brief History of the Evolution of French Music.

Ranked among the top 5 music industries in the world, French music has entranced and entertained many over the centuries. Some of the most famous musicians and artists have originated from France.The new clarinet, with its improved range and interesting sound, quickly replaced the chalumeau in orchestral arrangements.

Mozart wrote several pieces for the clarinet, and by the time of Beethoven's prime years (–), the clarinet was a standard instrument in all : Mary Bellis.A brief history of the theorbo 'Theorbo' is an anglicized form of the Italian word 'tiorba', which was a colloquial name for a large instrument of the lute family.

It was developed in Florence during the s by players associated with the Humanist circle around Bardi, especially the lutenist Antonio Naldi, who is credited with its invention.