Lettione seconda pur della prattica di sonare il violone d’arco da tasti, composta per Silvestro Ganassi dal Fontego desideroso nella pictura, la quale tratta. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Silvestro Ganassi’s La Fontegara (Venice ), a treatise methodologically describing instrumental diminutions, still remains enigmatic. By offering a contextual.
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Silvestro di Ganassi dal Fontegoalso given as Sylvestro di Ganassi dal FontegoSilvestro Ganasi dal Fontegofojtegara Silvestro dal Fontego 1 January —  was a Venetian musician and author of two important treatises on instrumental technique.
His first treatise covers recorder playing: Opera intitulata Fontegara Venice, His second in two volumes is about the viola da gamba: They cover both technicalities of playing and the subtleties of expression. There is also guidance on ornamentation — passaggi.
The revival of interest in historically aware musical performance has resulted in renewed interest in Ganassi’s writings. His treatises are now available in modern editions.
Ganassi’s Regola Rubertina is among the earliest sources of advice to the viol player on how to hold the bow.
You know that the bow is to be held with three fingers, that is to say the thumb, the index and middle fingers. The thumb and middle finger ensure, in holding the bow, that it does not fall, and the index finger serves to strengthen and stabilize it, keeping it on the strings and exerting more or less pressure according to the need.
The illustration from Regola Rubertina lower right, opposite appears to show this vanassi. Some interpretations of this passage conclude that the bow is to be held without touching the hair,  whereas in later bow-holds the fingers tension the hair in order to allow louder or accented playing without the stick of the bow hitting the string.
Sylvestro Ganassi – La fontegara – NaxosDirect
In a later passage, however, Ganassi makes it clear that the hair may be tensioned with the fingers in at least some circumstances, fontegarz example when playing chords to accompany a song:. I can say that if you wished to play a piece which is in four or five parts while singing the fifth, you would need to use a longer bow than is customarily used. This is because the hairs on a longer bow would be less stretched, allowing one to draw the bow with less pressure on the strings while playing a chord.
Then you could use the fingers to stretch the hairs when playing fewer strings or a single string. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.