The history of music believes that the violin in its most perfect form arose in the 16th century. By that time, all bowed instruments operating throughout the Middle Ages were already known. They were arranged in a certain order and scientists of that time knew with greater or lesser probability their entire pedigree. Their number was huge and now there is no need to delve into the depths of this matter.
Violin – a musical instrument (History of the violin)
Violin by A. Stradivarius 1729
Recent researchers have come to the conclusion that the violin is by no means a reduced “viola and gamba.” Moreover, it has been established with sufficient accuracy that both of these types of tools in their device have distinctly different features from each other. All instruments related to the “viola da Continue reading
Block flute, recorder (longitudinal flute) – a wind instrument, usually made of wood or plastic. It has very little in common with the usual, i.e. transverse flute. The flute is held longitudinally by blowing air into the hole located at the end of the tube. Near this hole, like a device of a whistle, there is an outlet with a face dissecting the air. On the tube itself there are holes closed by fingers to extract various tones. The recorder in “serious” music is not widely distributed, it is mainly used in folk music, and for teaching children.
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In the 18th century, guitar performance flourished. In Spain, great attention was paid to guitar. Many schools and teaching aids appeared, of which the Federico Moretti treatise was especially popular.
In the practice of guitar composition and games, original technical methods and forms of variation development took shape. At this time, countless variations and improvisations on the melody of hot, fandango have already entered the repertoire of amateurs and professionals.
The guitar helped a lot in preserving folk dances in Spanish life, which had long been supplanted in aristocratic salons by a minuet (however, minuets in the Spanish spirit also appeared). Hota, segidilla, fandango and the newly emerged bolero spread widely throughout Europe. It was a kind of revenge of Spain for the invasion of foreign influences that grew during the XVIII century.
And yet, the eighteenth century did not leave in the memory of the descendants of the brilliant names, the famous opuses. Continue reading