The objective of this book is to provide young violinists with a short collection of Renaissance music from Italy, France, England and Germany. During the Renaissance, polyphonic music reached its apex and lead to the early foundations of harmony.
Contrary to the Middle Ages, musical notation recognized thirds and sixths as the perfect consonance and thrived on them, which resulted in a radical change in how the notes of the scale were tuned: the Pythagorean system based on perfect fifths turned into meantone temperament, based on major thirds, for tuning fixed pitch instruments.
Instruments developed by family from low to high (soprano).
Technical exercises for violin
1. Melodic exercises from the Renaissance
2. Introducing examples - improvisation
1. Haimé, perché m'hai privo (Song and Improvisation with 3 violins)
2. Hélas Madame (3 violins)
3. Pavana del fior (2 violins)
4. Branle du chandelier (2 violins)
5. Nasce la speme mia da un dolce riso (2 violins)
6. The Frog Gaillard (4 violins)
7. Pavane anglaise à 4 voix (4 violins)
8. Branle des chevaux (2 violins)
9. Pavane La bataille (4 violins)
10. Gavottes Terpsichore (5 violins)
11. Doen Daphne d'over schoone (solo violin)
Haimé, perché m'hai privo - Improvisation - Hélas Madame - Pavana del fior - Branle du chandelier - Nasce la speme mia da un dolce riso - The Frog Gaillard - Pavane anglaise à 4 voix - Branle des chevaux - Pavane La bataille - Gavottes Terpsichore - Doen Daphne d'over schoone