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Book/Printed Material A new musical grammar, and dictionary; or, A general introduction to the whole art of musick. In four books ... The whole is extracted from the best authors, both ancient, and modern; and methodically digested to every capacity ...

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Title

  • A new musical grammar, and dictionary; or, A general introduction to the whole art of musick. In four books ... The whole is extracted from the best authors, both ancient, and modern; and methodically digested to every capacity ...

Names

  • Tans'ur, William, 1699?-1783.

Created / Published

  • London : Printed for J. Hodges, 1756.

Contents

  • book I. The rudiments of tones ... With rules for tuning the voice, and beating of time; the nature of keys, and transposition -- book II. Containing such plain and easy directions as are necessary for tuning, and playing on, the organ, harpsichord, bass-viol ... &c. With songs and lessons in great variety -- book III. The theory of sound ... Together with the principles of practical musick: or, the rules of composition -- book IV. The musicians historical, and technical dictionary.

Headings

  • -  Music

Notes

  • -  Books II-IV have each special t.p.

Medium

  • xii, [4], 176 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • MT6 .T17 1756
  • Microfilm Music 5000 Item T-003b, Reel 196 Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [1984]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. On reel with other titles.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 09012115

Online Format

  • image

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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Tans'Ur, William, 1699?-1783. A new musical grammar, and dictionary; or, A general introduction to the whole art of musick. In four books ... The whole is extracted from the best authors, both ancient, and modern; and methodically digested to every capacity. London: Printed for J. Hodges, 1756. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/09012115/.

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Tans'Ur, W. (1756) A new musical grammar, and dictionary; or, A general introduction to the whole art of musick. In four books ... The whole is extracted from the best authors, both ancient, and modern; and methodically digested to every capacity. London: Printed for J. Hodges. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/09012115/.

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Tans'Ur, William, 1699?-1783. A new musical grammar, and dictionary; or, A general introduction to the whole art of musick. In four books ... The whole is extracted from the best authors, both ancient, and modern; and methodically digested to every capacity. London: Printed for J. Hodges, 1756. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/09012115/>.