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, instructions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing 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, instructions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published

Names

  • Playford, John, 1623-1686?

Created / Published

  • London : Printed by C. Peregrine for H. Playford, 1687.

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 author of the 3d pt. is unknown. Cf. W. B. Squire, Purcell as theorist in Quarterly magazine of the International Musical Society, v. 6 (1905) pt. 4, p. 521-522.

Medium

  • [14], 116, 51 p. : port. music ; 17 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • MT7 .P745
  • Microfilm Music 5000 Item P-042g, 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

  • 61057137

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, instructions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published. London: Printed by C. Peregrine for H. Playford, 1687. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/61057137/.

APA citation style:

Playford, J. (1687) 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, instructions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published. London: Printed by C. Peregrine for H. Playford. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/61057137/.

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, instructions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin. The third, the art of descant, or composing musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published. London: Printed by C. Peregrine for H. Playford, 1687. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/61057137/>.