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Why is the lute neck bent?

The pegbox is bent back to almost a 90º angle from the fingerboard. This bend helps keep the tension on the strings and keeps the lute in tune. As with many stringed instruments, such as the guitar, autoharp, or banjo, the lute player produces sound by plucking the strings.

Q. Is a violin a lute?

The Lute can refer to any stringed instrument with having the strings running in plain parallel lines to the sound table. The Violin also known as the fiddle is a string instrument usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.

Q. How is a lute different from a guitar?

One big difference between the guitar and lute is that the lute strings are in pairs, called “courses”. The first course of a 6c lute is often a single string, though historically, double strings were also used.

Q. What does theorbo mean?

: a stringed instrument of the 17th century resembling a large lute but having an extra set of long bass strings.

Q. What does basso profundo mean?

deep heavy bass voice

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Q. What’s a Ripieno?

The ripieno (Italian pronunciation: [riˈpjɛːno], Italian for “stuffing” or “padding”) is the bulk of instrumental parts of a musical ensemble who do not play as soloists, especially in Baroque music. … It is most commonly used in reference to instrumental music, although it can also be used in choral music.

Q. What does tutti mean in music?

Tutti (Italian: all) is used in orchestral music to distinguish the part of a solo instrument from that of the rest of the section or orchestra.

Q. What does Ritornello mean?

Ritornello, (Italian: “return”) also spelled ritornelle, or ritornel, plural ritornelli, ritornellos, ritornelles, or ritornels, a recurrent musical section that alternates with different episodes of contrasting material. The repetition can be exact or varied to a greater or lesser extent.

Q. What instruments are in the Ripieno group?

The ripieno is a string ensemble, violino (violin), viola, violoncello (cello) and contrabasso (double bass). The continuo part is played on the cembalo (harpsichord).

Q. Why is it called Brandenburg Concerto?

The Brandenburg Concertos (so called because they were dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt) are not only some of the liveliest and most colourful orchestral works of their day, they were also groundbreaking, generating new sounds and new possibilities that Bach’s contemporaries could not ignore.

Q. What are the Ripieno and Concertino groups?

A concertino, literally “little ensemble”, is the group of soloists in a concerto grosso. This is opposed to the ripieno and tutti which is the larger group contrasting with the concertino. Though the concertino is the smaller of the two groups, its material is generally more virtuosic than that of the ripieno.

Q. What is a fugal texture?

A fugue is a special type of polyphonic texture. Fugues always begin with a tune that is played on a solo instrument/sung by a solo voice or produced by instruments/voices in unison. This tune is then played by all the other instruments or voices in turn, but not necessarily at the same pitch.

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