History of music : a handbook and guide for students. by Waldo Selden Pratt

By Waldo Selden Pratt

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The current e-book is the outgrowth of a fragmentary syllabus for periods that was once issued in 1897. it truly is intended to be quite a ebook of reference for college students instead of a literary or severe survey of some salient elements of the topic, or a experts file of unique study. Aiming at a definite measure of encyclopaedic fullness, it brings jointly evidence and conclusions from an outstanding number of resources. a lot hard work has been expended in grouping the cloth in the sort of means as to provide a scientific effect of the large box in view. in lots of situations a bit of complete lists and summaries of information are given, partially to supply potential for simple reference, in part to indicate how multifarious are the proof, and occasionally to point upon what kind of information are dependent the overall statements which are provided; At each element an attempt is made to stress the prime traits or events of musical boost, concerning specific types and composers as illustrations. It was once initially meant to incorporate quite exhaustive bibliographies and a large amount of fabric was once accrued; however the significance of this department of the topic precluded its presentation during this quantity. In reference to every one interval within the historical past, even though, a short assertion is made about the musical literature of the time, yet with none try at completeness. this isn't in any experience a historical past of tools, yet a few tricks are given of the variety and curiosity of the subject, either via statements within the textual content and by way of illustrations of chosen specimens. The latter are drawn from the well known collections of the Metropolitan Museum in manhattan and of the college of Michigan at AnnArbor, to the custodians of which the heartiest thank you are due for expanded courtesies.

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But continuthe downfall of Greek independence in 338, during which the practice of music-poetry was developed, chiefly at Athens or near by. C. to the Christian Era and which the older versatile originality gave place to scientific criticism or mere imitation, chiefly at Alexandria. The Roman Period, from the time of Augustus until the Roman Empire was dissolved, during which all the arts of Greece were extento sively adopted, often in degenerate forms, by the dominant peoples after, in the west.

Was to support the voice in singing, either by doubling the INSTRUMENTS 20 53 melody or by adding some tones to it. But evidently there was some independent development of lyre- and flute-playing, as performers are often mentioned with honor and there was a special notation for instrumental music. The stringed instruments were conspicuous, including the characteristic consisting of a resonance-box (sometimes a tortoise-shell), a U-shaped frame with a crosspiece, and 4-18 sinew strings the kithara' Myra,' ' ; 1 or 'kitharis' (also called 'phorminx ), apparently the older form of the it by having the strings carried partly lyre, but later distinguished from over the body instead of being attached to its upper edge the * magadis,' an Oriental harp of varying shape and with perhaps 20 strings and the * barbitos and * trigon,' many-stringed harps of special form.

9. Chinese Ur-heen or Japanese Kokiu FlG. 10. strings. Japanese Samisen, played with a kin. 11 8. Chinese Moon-Guitar or Yue- the bowstring passes between the wooden plectrum tipped with ivory. CHINESE MUSIC 11 35 furnishes whistles of the ocarina type, often molded into fantastic animal shapes. Wood, besides forming the bodies of stringed instruments, is made by striking, into clappers or castanets, into curious boxes that are sounded and into coarse oboes (usually with metal bells and other fit- Bamboo provides the tubes of both direct and tran verse flutes, tings).

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