Book/Printed Material An introduction to the skill of musick : in three books. The first contains the grounds and rules of musick, according to the gam-ut, and other principles thereof. The second: instrvctions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing of musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published

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Title

  • An introduction to the skill of musick : in three books. The first contains the grounds and rules of musick, according to the gam-ut, and other principles thereof. The second: instrvctions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing of musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published

Names

  • Playford, John, 1623-1686?

Created / Published

  • London : Printed by A. G[odbid] and J[ohn] P[layford the younger] for John Playford, 1683.

Headings

  • -  Music--Handbooks, manuals, etc--Early works to 1800
  • -  Violin--Instruction and study--Early works to 1800
  • -  Viola da gamba--Instruction and study--Early works to 1800
  • -  Counterpoint--Early works to 1800

Notes

  • -  The third part has separate paging and special t.p.: a brief introduction to the art of descant.
  • -  "A brief discourse of the Italian manner of singing ... written some years since by an English gentleman, who had lived long in Italy, and being returned, taught the same here": p. 34-49.
  • -  "The order of performing the divine service in cathedrals and collegiate chappels": p. 78-85.

Medium

  • 7 p. l., 116, [2], 47 p. : ill., music ; 18 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • MT7.A2 P74
  • Microfilm Music 5000 Item P-042f, Reel 155 Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [1983]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. On reel with other titles.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 19017372

OCLC Number

  • 6695682

Online Format

  • image

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Playford, John, ?. An introduction to the skill of musick: in three books. The first contains the grounds and rules of musick, according to the gam-ut, and other principles thereof. The second: instrvctions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing of musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published. [London: Printed by A. Godbid and John Playford the younger for John Playford, 1683] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/19017372/.

APA citation style:

Playford, J. (1683) An introduction to the skill of musick: in three books. The first contains the grounds and rules of musick, according to the gam-ut, and other principles thereof. The second: instrvctions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing of musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published. [London: Printed by A. Godbid and John Playford the younger for John Playford] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/19017372/.

MLA citation style:

Playford, John, ?. An introduction to the skill of musick: in three books. The first contains the grounds and rules of musick, according to the gam-ut, and other principles thereof. The second: instrvctions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing of musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published. [London: Printed by A. Godbid and John Playford the younger for John Playford, 1683] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/19017372/>.