Bowed Instruments

Bowed Instruments

Downloadable Video - 2008
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In the 11th century, European musicians tried to make their instruments sound like the human voice. Instead of plucking the strings, they began drawing a piece of wood or bone across them to sustain the tone. By Elizabethan times, the viol was the aristocrat of bowed instruments, while the violin was considered fit only for pubs and parties. This program shows how fashions as well as musical instruments changed
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c1976
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col., digital file


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