By Lepold Mozart
Trans. via Editha Knocker
This is just a good looking e-book! it really is like having a track lesson from Leopold Mozart. even though i don't play the violin, analyzing and rereading this booklet has performed extra to enhance my classical enjoying (woodwinds) than the other unmarried task (except after all practicing). It additionally offers a completely breathtaking view of Mozart's father's character and musical tastes. this can be a "must" learn for all musicians.
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20 and 21. 3 Numbers x. 2. 6 Joshua vi. 4 et seq. , also Cap. 23, 5,30. , xvi. 5. 9 I Samuel x. 5 ,10 . 10 I Chronicles xxv. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 (also written ‘Jeduthun'). II His writings are supposed to be: the Ârgonautica, Hymni, and Praecepta de Lapi&bus. The latest edition is said to have been published by Andr. Christ. Eschenbach at Utrecht 1689, with sdentific, literary annotations. 12 At the time these men lived, leamed people were idolized. And this is the very reason why everything seems so fabulous.
Further, the bridge has its place on the belly midway between the two openings, one on either side, which have the form of a LatinjC In order to prevent any suppression of tone, the small piece of wood to which the strings are fastened and which is commonly called the tail-piece, and which is hung on to a small peg inserted for this purpose, must be set in such fashion that the smaller end neither projects into nor over the belly of the violin but lies even with it. 12 These few suggestions may suffice an eamest thinker, until in good time my wish be fiilfilled, and someone steps forward and widens the scope of my modest inquiry, and reduces everydiing to proper order.
There is so little unanimity hereon that the matter might be said to tum mainly on conjecture. 4 And some believe that not Pythagoras, as was stated formerly with certainty,3 but Jubal himself, when listening to the hammer-strokes of Tubal his brother, who is said to x Margarita Philosophica, Lib. 5. Musicae speculativae, Tract, 1, Cap. 3. Impress. Basileae 1508. 2 Zacharias Tevo nel suo Musico Testore, P. 2, C. 7, p. 10. Stamp. in Venezia 1706. 3 Mich. Praetor. Syntagm. , T . I, p. 38. 4 Genesis iv.