Following a chapter on two fourteenth-century sources and their precedents, the succeeding chapters present the various systems of notation found in western Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance according to national-cultural boundaries. Sources originating from Germanic lands are further divided by their dual systems of tablature: old German keyboard tablature, which incorporates both notes and letters; and new German keyboard tablature, which employs letters alone. Since staff notations are far more comfortable and accessible to modern keyboard players, the bulk of this thesis centers on the letter and number tablature notations from Germany and Spain.The notational language of each tablature used as an example in this essay is explained from a variety of angles. ... first played a piece, they communicate only a single source from a particular locale and tradition.50 50 Alexander Silbiger, anbsp;...
|Title||:||A Performer's Guide to Keyboard Notation from the Middle Ages to the Beginning of the Baroque|
|Author||:||Melissa K. Moll|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|