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Jerome of Moravia's First Fiddle Tuning as an Individualized Modal Framework
Fellowship of Makers and Restorers of Historical Instruments Quarterly
  • Linda Marie Zaerr, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-1992
Abstract
Only two descriptions of fiddle tuning survive from before the fifteenth century: one by Jerome of Moravia, Paris, ca. 1280; and the other by Jean Vaillant (?), Paris, fourteenth century. Both treatises have been edited by Christopher Page. The tunings in the Jean Vaillant (?) treatise are probably designed for plucked stringed instruments (Remnant 67), especially since the tunings would be inappropriate for a flat-bridged instrument and inconvenient for a curved-bridged instrument.
Citation Information
Linda Marie Zaerr. "Jerome of Moravia's First Fiddle Tuning as an Individualized Modal Framework" Fellowship of Makers and Restorers of Historical Instruments Quarterly (1992)
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