In the performance of basso continuotheorboes were often paired with a small pipe organ. The bass tessitura range and re-entrant stringing mean that in order to keep the figured bass "realisation" the improvised playing of chords above the bass instruments when accompanying basso continuothe bassline must sometimes be played an octave lower Kapsberger. The most significant differences between theorbo and lute technique are that theorbo is played with the right thumb outside the hand, as opposed to Renaissance lute which is played with the thumb under the hand. They were a standard scale length of 76 cm, which made them smaller than Italian instruments, that ranged from cm. Indiana University Press. Although the words chitarrone and tiorba were both used to describe the instrument, they have different organological and etymological origins; chitarrone being in Italian an augmentation of and literally meaning large chitarra — Italian for guitar.
The tiorbino register, if strung with gut, might have employed a second bridge the tiorbino stop As expected, the three-register Zenti harpsichord with the 16.
A possible second meaning is that the term tiorbino might refer to a harpsichord stop. This use is documented in the Inventario di diverse sorti d'instrumenti. The Tiorbino: An Unrecognised Instrument Type Built By Harpsichord Makers With Possible Evidence For A Surviving Instrument.
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Solo music for the theorbo is notated in tablaturea form of music notation in which the frets and strings which a player must press down are printed on a series of parallel lines which represent the strings on the fretboard. Breaking voice leading rules becomes necessary in order to preserve the bass line and bring out the unique tones of the theorbo.
Instrumenta Antiqua Publications. The theorbo is played much like the lute, with the left hand pressing down on the fingerboard to vary the resonating length of the strings thus playing different notes and making chords, basslines and melodies playable while the right fingertips pluck the strings.
Little solo music survives from England, but William Lawes and others used theorbos in chamber ensembles and opera orchestras.
THEORBE-KLAVECIMBEL Cembalo-Tiorbino toegeschreven aan Gasparre A Unique Neapolitan double-manual Cembalo-Tiorbino (Theorbo-Harpsichord). Neapolita Double-manual Cembalo Tiorbino, Or Theorbo-Harpsichord. Attributed to Gasparre Sabbatino, Naples.
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Renaissance music. The theorbo is played much like the lute, with the left hand pressing down on the fingerboard to vary the resonating length of the strings thus playing different notes and making chords, basslines and melodies playable while the right fingertips pluck the strings.
The English theorbo had just the first string at the lower octave Thomas Mace. Composers Manufacturers Players. The "re-entrant tuning" created new possibilities for voice leading and inspired a new right hand technique with just thumb, index and middle fingers to arpeggiate chords, which Piccinini likened to the sound of a harp. The tuning of large theorboes is characterized by the octave displacement, or "re-entrant tuning", of the two uppermost strings.