description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments by Alfred Hipkins

Cover of: description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments | Alfred Hipkins

Published by Novello, Ewer and Co. in London .

Written in English

Read online

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementthe wood engravings by John Hipkins.
SeriesNovello, Ewer and Co."s music primers and educational series
The Physical Object
Pagination130p. :
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13754068M

Download description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments

Excerpt from A Description and History of the Pianoforte and of the Older Keyboard Stringed Instruments This book is the result of a conviction that in the study of German too little emphasis is laid on the meanings of : A. Hipkins. Book Information: Hipkins, Alfred James.

A Description and History of the Pianoforte and of the Older Keyboard Stringed Instruments. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, Original Publishing: Hipkins, Alfred James. A Description and History of the Pianoforte and of the Older Keyboard Stringed Instruments.

London, Novello, Author: Alfred James Hipkins. A Description and History of the Pianoforte and of the Older Keyboard Stringed Instruments Paperback – Aug by Alfred J.

Hipkins (Author) See all 16 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Alfred J. Hipkins. A Description and History of the Pianoforte and of the Older Keyboard Stringed Instruments (Classic Reprint) [Hipkins, A. J.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

A Description and History of the Pianoforte and of the Older Keyboard Stringed Instruments Author: A. Hipkins. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hipkins, Alfred J. (Alfred James), Description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments.

A description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments by Hipkins, Alfred J. (Alfred James), Pages: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hipkins, Alfred J.

(Alfred James), Description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments. New York: AMS Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All.

The Erard harpsichord has also two keyboards of five octaves' compass and three rows of jacks, two of leather and one of quill.

It has two genouilleres, or knee levers, instead of hand stops, and two pedals, a forte and sourdine. The upper keyboard acts upon a leather row of jacks of eight-foot pitch. Keyboard instrument - Keyboard instrument - Related stringed keyboard instruments: Stringed keyboard instruments have sometimes been altered slightly for various reasons.

For example, as early as the 16th century harpsichords were occasionally strung with gut rather than with metal wire in order to imitate the sound of a lute. Such gut-strung harpsichords, one of which was owned by J.S. Bach. On a piano, however, those vibrations are initiated by hammers hitting the strings rather than by plucking or by moving a bow across them.

So, the piano also falls into the realm of percussion instruments. As a result, today the piano is generally considered to be both a stringed and a percussion instrument. The piano is founded on earlier technological innovations.

The 14th and 15th Centuries saw the development of different kinds of keyboard stringed instruments. Some came with hammers, including the chekker, dulce melos, and clavichord. Some were plucked instruments, including the virginal, spinet and harpsichord.

Piano history was also shaped by the world’s first stringed instrument, the harp. Encouraged by the harmonic plucking sound of a hunter’s bow and arrow, the harp was born way before the days of early antiquity.

In fact, its been around so long that it has even been mentioned in the Book. Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano This is the first comprehensive study of the life and work of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the Paduan-born harpsichord maker and contemporary of Antonio Stradivari, who is credited with having invented the pianoforte around the year while working in the Medici court in Florence.

A description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments / By Alfred J. (Alfred James) Hipkins. Abstract. Mode of. His major publications were 'Musical Instruments, Historic, Rare, and Unique' (), a standard work illustrated in colour by William Gibb; and 'Description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments' ().

The sound produced by an instrument can be affected by many factors, including the material from which the instrument is made, its size and shape, and the way that it is played. For example, a stringed instrument may be struck, plucked, or bowed, each method producing a distinctive sound.

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the most common of these are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital keyboard instruments include celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, and carillons, which are usually housed in bell.

A description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments Media in category "Keyboard instruments" The following 71 files are in this category, out of 71 total.

Files are available under licenses specified on their description part: musical keyboard. Alfred Hipkins has written: 'A description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments' Asked in Musical Instruments What are the names of some stringed instruments.

He participated in the exhibitions in Vienna () and Paris (). His- principal writings are: Old Keyboard Instruments (); Musical Instruments, Historical, Rare, and Unique (); A Description and History of the Pianoforte and Older Keyboard Stringed Instruments ().

Alfred Hipkins has written: 'A description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments' Asked in Computer Keyboards, Piano, The Difference Between. Development of the keyboard Evolution from early forms. Long before the appearance of the first stringed keyboard instruments in the 14th century, the keyboard was developed and applied to the organ.A keyboard of the kind familiar today—a series of parallel levers hinged or pivoted so that they can be pushed down by the fingers—first appeared on the hydraulus, an organ probably invented in.

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by stel–Sachs classification:.

Electric keyboard usually refers to the keyboard of an electric piano. "Keyboard" is a generic word that can refer to an electric piano, an acoustic piano, a typerwriter keyboard, a computer keyboard. The piano. Principle of operation. Although the basic principles of the piano’s operation are simple, the refinements required in developing the powerful yet sensitive modern piano make it also the most complex of all mechanical instruments except the organ.

Steinert: Catalogue of the M. Steinert Collection of Keyed and Stringed Instruments (New Haven, ) A. Hipkins: A description and History of the Pianoforte and of the Older Keyboard Instruments (London, ) P. James: Early Keyboard Instruments (London, /r).

The hurdy-gurdy is a stringed instrument that produces sound by a hand crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against the strings. The wheel functions much like a violin bow, and single notes played on the instrument sound similar to those of a violin.

Melodies are played on a keyboard that presses tangents—small wedges, typically made of wood—against one or more of the strings to change Classification: String instrument (bowed). Follow Alfred J. Hipkins and explore their bibliography from 's Alfred J.

Hipkins Author Page. Musicians play some string instruments by plucking the strings with their fingers or a plectrum —and others by hitting the strings with a light wooden hammer or by rubbing the strings with a bow. In some keyboard instruments, such as the harpsichord, the musician presses a key that plucks the string.

A description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments () ().jpg 2, × 1,; KB Adlam Burnett Harpsichord - Finchcocks House museum (by Oast House Archive).jpg × ; 90 KB. A description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments ()‎ (4 F) Media in category "Books about music" The following 22 files are in this category, out of 22 total.

Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. A string instrument plays soft notes. The strings on the instrument usually come in many shapes and forms. There are many types of stringed instruments. The most common of these appear in the violin family. The violin is a small, stringed instrument played with a bow, usually made of horse's hair.

From the Clavichord to the Modern Piano - Part 1 of 2. - Duration: BaroqueBand 1, views. The Making of a Steinway - A Steinway &. How have string instruments developed over time, and what have been some of their key innovations.

From the earliest lyres played thousands of years ago, to the influence of Middle Eastern music on instruments like the rebec, and through to the developments in electric guitars and violins in the 20th century, the following represents a brief history of how string instruments have.

Start studying Ch 9 & 10 MUSI, music appreciation, music appreciation, Baroque Era Part 2 Vocabulary, Music survey 1 final, Music Exam 3, The classical period Test 4, Music Appreciation Exam #3 Baroque Period, Music Appreciation Pt 4, Middle Ages/ Renaissance.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Some of the earliest stringed instruments have been identified in archaeological digs of Ancient Mesopotamian sites, which include artifacts over three thousand years old.

Lyre instruments with wooden bodies, and strings used for plucking or playing with a bow represent key instruments that point towards later harps and violin type instruments.

The harp, another stringed instrument, is nothing like the rest of the string is a tall, triangular-shaped instrument with about 45 vertical strings. The strings are plucked or strummed with the player’s fingers while seven pedals at the bottom of the harp adjust the length of the strings to produce additional harpist sits in a chair with the back of the harp between his.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Stringed keyboard instruments, by Franz Josef Hirt,Boston Book and Art Shop edition, in EnglishPages: All these instruments generate sound by plucking a string rather than striking one, as in a piano or clavichord.

The harpsichord family is thought to have originated when a keyboard was affixed to the end of a psaltery, providing a mechanical means to pluck the strings. History. Alfred Hipkins has written: 'A description and history of the pianoforte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments' Asked in To Kill a Mockingbird Who is the narrator in the story To Kill a.

A string is the vibrating element that produces sound in string instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano (), and members of the violin s are lengths of a flexible material that a musical instrument holds under tension so that they can vibrate freely, but controllably.

Strings may be "plain", consisting only of a single material, like steel, nylon, or gut, or wound, having a. The clavichord is a European stringed keyboard instrument known from the late Medieval, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. The clavichord produces sound by striking brass or iron.View musical instruments from around the world, ranging from ancient times to the late twentieth century.

The Museum is home to over 1, instruments, including many European and American examples, as well as numerous pieces from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

Museum visitors can enjoy and learn about the instrument.

21310 views Saturday, November 14, 2020