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Scales and Arpeggios for Viol

By Paolo Biordi

Viola da Gamba
Composed by Paolo Biordi. Early Music. Ut Orpheus #DM 44. Published by Ut Orpheus (UT.DM-44).

Item Number: UT.DM-44

ISBN 979-0-2153-1316-3.

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    Donald Jones
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  • December 18, 2007 This is what it purports to be....

    The title of this book of exercises is "Scales and Arpeggios for Viol," and that's exactly what it is and nothing more. Are they useful? Absolutely, if one wishes to practice with the aim/goal of achieving a high degree of proficiency at playing the advanced literature for the...

    instrument. The fingerings are definitely VERY advanced. Some of the keys require a seven (7) string instrument adaptation/transposition to be played on a six (6) string instrument. In the preface, the author indicates clearly that some of his indicated fingerings were designed to train the player for the French repertoire, which I might mention generally requires the use of a seven (7) string instrument. This is most definitely for an advanced player.

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