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Factors of Commercial Revolution - Technological Factors
... the Western “galea” (at the end of the 11th century), sophisticated navigational instruments, and detailed charts and maps ... world was measured using essentially modern latitude instruments ... century, navigators replaced their prior instruments with octants and sextants ...
Pull-off - Performance and Effect - Acoustic Versus Electric Instruments
... On most acoustic instruments, this means the second note has little sustain ... Performers of plucked instruments tend to use "pull-offs" when playing grace notes, usually in conjunction with multiple hammer-ons and strumming or picking to produce a rapid ... With this type of electronic gear and a powerful instrument amplifier nearing the threshold of feedback, pull-offs can even be used to play sustained notes ...
University Of Music And Theatre Leipzig - Departments - Departments
... Faculty I Wind instruments and percussion instruments Conducting and correpetition Singing and musical theatre (e.g ... opera) String instruments and harp Faculty II Early music Piano Musical composition and music texture Musicology, music education and languages School music education Church Music Institute Faculty III Dramaturgy Jazz ...
Historically Informed Performance - Layout
... information about the layout of singers and instruments ... layouts are documented Circle (Renaissance) Choir in the front of the instruments (17th–19th century) Singers and instruments next to each other on the choir loft ...
Music Of Turkey - Classical Music - Turkish Influence On Western Classical Music
... the strong role given to the brass and percussion instruments in Janissary bands ... Military Symphony to include Turkish instruments, as well as some of his operas ... Turkish instruments were included in Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony Number 9, and he composed a "Turkish March" for his Incidental Music to The Ruins ...

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