minstrel: Re: minstrel-digest V1 #882

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Sun Apr 23 16:43:23 PDT 2000


> Period bowed instruments did require more precision to play.  This is why
> they were replaced.  Similarly the guitar has replaced the lute.  <waits
> to be assaulted brutally by outraged lutists and violists>

The minute you get a time machine is the minute you can tell why the
gamba fell out of fashion. Most musicologists say it has little to do
with the precision of bowing, but that's just opinion, too. I prefer
to stick to facts instead of speculations.

-- Gregory Blount

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