Notational systems and practices for the lute, vihuela and guitar from the Renaissance to the present day

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dc.contributor.advisor Reilly, Paul, 1948- en_US Fang, Ming-Jian, 1955- en_US 2011-06-03T19:25:23Z 2011-06-03T19:25:23Z 1988 en_US 1988
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 1988 .F36 en_US
dc.description.abstract Discussion in this dissertation is directed toward the lute, vihuela and guitar's notational systems and practices: chapters two, three, four, and five are concerned with the stylistic changes in the notations. The history of the tablatures is presented in a paralled fashion with that of the four-course and five-course guitars. An attempt is made to eliminate the guitarist's lack of knowledge about most practices and about subtle differences in performance. This is accomplished by presenting the development of these notations from the Renaissance to the present day.This study is concerned with the mastery and understanding of notation. After an introduction, the second chapter discusses three main tablatures for the lute and vihuela. It is important to confine oneself to the tablatures, in order that they be throughly understood. Thusthe third chapter deals with ornamentations, the fourth chapter with four-course, five course, six-course and six-string guitar notations, and the fifth chapter encompasses progressive notationfor the modern guitar. Systems for folk and commercial music are not addressed in this paper.The author hopes that with the use of this dissertation, tablatures can be handled with less difficulty and put into proper perspective. Careful thought has been given in selecting representative examples and notational literature excerpts as illustrations for the reader and/or performer. These examples need not only be studied but can be used as preparation for any other related composition. The purpose of this study is to supply teachers, students, and guitarists with a ready-reference guide to the notational practices for the lute, vihuela and guitar, a subject previously shrouded in confusion. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent 87 leaves : music ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tablature (Music) -- 17th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tablature (Music) -- 20th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lute music. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Guitar music. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vihuela music. en_US
dc.title Notational systems and practices for the lute, vihuela and guitar from the Renaissance to the present day en_US Thesis (D.A.) en_US
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