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The Guitar and its Music: From the Renaissance to the Classical Era


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Weight: 0.8 kg

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£41.99
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Media
Book
Contributors
Paul Sparks James Tyler (Author)
Language
English
Publisher
Oxford University Press
No. Pages:
322
Code
9780199214778

This book breaks new ground, offering an extensive study of a period in the guitar's history which the standard histories usually dismiss. Far from being dorment in the time, the guitar was central to music making in France, Italy, Spain and South America, and Sparks studies the players, composers, instruments and compositions of the period. Finally he looks at how the five-course instrument gave way to the modern six-string guitar, and the different ways in which this happened.