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    The lute, the most prolific instrument during the 16th century, was “in almost universal use in western Europe” because it was treasured for its ability to arouse emotions through its “expressive and finely shaded tone”. Since the lute was so prolific during the Renaissance period “it is one of the first instruments for which we find any large quantity of written music” in which polyphonic singing and secular songs as well as dances were merged together. The lute, because it was so prolific, was one of the main instruments to help music evolve during the Renaissance period. It helped bring about vertical harmony, and the influence that the lute dance suites had on later keyboard suites is clearly seen . However, none of this would have been…

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    When you consider the thousands of years between the first lutes and modern lutes, it’s actually quite remarkable how similar the lutes of the past are to more recent lutes (like the guitar and orchestral strings). We can learn a lot about Greco-Roman lutes by looking at their predecessors and descendants. The lute spread much like languages do. Just as regional dialects develop, so, it appears, did lute preferences. The lute did not develop linearly from Mesopotamia, through Greece, and…

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    The Lute The lute, the most prolific instrument during the 16th century, was “in almost universal use in western Europe” because it was treasured for its ability to arouse emotions through its “expressive and finely shaded tone”. Since the lute was so abundant during the Renaissance period “it is one of the first instruments for which we find any large quantity of written music” in which polyphonic singing and secular songs as well as dances were merged together. The lute, because it was so…

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    Every three years he released the second and third book. Within a total of nine years his collection of book of ayres for voice & lute was done. Second book of ayres for voice & lute, published 1600 and Third book of ayres for voice & lute, published 1603. A year later in 1604 he published Lachrimae or also known as Seven Tears. This collection contains twenty-one pieces and were dedicated to the sacred Princess Anna Queen of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland. Last, but not least, another…

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    Acoustic Guitar History

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    “I was alive in the forest, I was cut down by a cruel axe, in life I was silent, In death I sweetly sing" - Inscription on the face frets of an Elizabethan lute Fender, Yamaha, Gibson, and B.C. Rich; all of theses companies build guitars, what sets them apart however is how they construct them. Most of these companies pay someone in a warehouse to assemble prefabricated parts. Most people, however, would feel that the best guitar is made by hand, where every grain of wood is analyzed, to…

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    an essay on mass production. We had to select one thing that is mass produced, and write a very detailed five paragraph essay on it. I am a major fan of all things that make music or all things that make noises, I chose acoustic guitars. While I researched how guitars are mass produced, I thought that the history was pretty interesting, along with where and how they are made. Body #1: As I mentioned earlier, I think that the history of guitars is pretty interesting, so in this paragraph I am…

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    Learning Guitar Lessons

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    The future of learning how to play the guitar may be now. Learning to play the guitar using hi-tech interactive learning tools has many of the same advantages as buying a guitar online. Obviously, one advantage is that you don 't have to leave your home. Another advantage is your teacher is always there for you. Some of the methods of teaching online are so thoroughly designed and technically accurate that in my opinion a guitar player can find exactly what type of lessons that can be purchased…

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    Ancient Greek Helmet

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    This arming cap is made of cotton and is thickly lined with fiber fill. Features quilted construction with a tie cord. Machine washable. This version of ancient Greece helmet is made of 18-gauge steel and has been plated in an antique bronze. Features black and natural striped horse-hair crest and a padded adjustable liner and chin strap. This classic helmet, one of the most popular versions depicted and worn during medieval times is made from 18 gauge steel. Features narrow eye slits for…

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    town music, street music, and even theater music (Lad 7-9). However, the most important use of music back then was in theater. The use of music through theater and the creation of new instruments played a vital part in the creation of music today. Even though the Elizabethan Era was several decades ago, they still used many of the same instruments we use today plus a few others. They broke down their instruments into wind, string, keyboard, and percussion instruments (Alchin 1). One of the…

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    through this effective writing where he is able to point out specific symbols of desire. In this article review I will explore and critique the symbolism brought to light by Collick. Collick mentions that ‘The Eve of St Agnes’ in fact, can be read as a parody or a satire of Romeo and Juliet, where “Keats fills it with a very self-conscious mixture of...symbols representing sex” (Collick). The symbolism behind desire is a driving theme in this poem and Collick very thoroughly examines several…

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