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Ganassi: Regola Rubertina - English translation


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Instrument
Viola Da Gamba
Media
Book
Contributors
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Language
English
Code
RL16390

An English translation of Ganssi's Regola Rubertina - 1st and 2nd Parts - A Manual of Playing the Viola da Gamba and of Playing the Lute - Venice 1542 and 1543

Ganassi's famous treatises Regola Rubertina and Lettione Seconda were the first publications to address the issue of how to play the viola da gamba, which at the time was a relatively new instrument. It is an extremely important book for both players and musicologists, and reveals far more than just how to play.

The book covers how to hold the instrument and bow, how to tune each size of viol, tell a good string from a bad one, some music theory, how to read his tablature (which is very complex but most revealing). He also wrote several ricercars (pieces) to illustrate his points.