About Early Music
Frequent questions and subjects of general interest about early music
and historical instruments.
What is Early Music:
Musical periods, What changed in the Renaissance?
instruments by musical era
Early Music Revival and its
protagonists. Authentic Performance. Replicas of early musical instrument
Taking up an Historical Instrument
Getting an Historical
Instrument: Choosing your instrument.
Make or Buy.
Making an instrument
Travelling with an
Playing: Repertoire, Recommended
listening, Learning the technique
The Academy of Musical Science and Technology (AMST) is the place where you
can take instructor-led courses on all aspects of the musical
acoustics, organology and musical instrument building,
including ergonomics, technology, decoration…
similar to those of the Encyclopaedia, but in the academy you will receive
instruction while in the encyclopaedia you are invited to participate and
contribute to its contents.
The Encyclopaedia of Musical Science and Technology is the electronic edition
of a collection of theoretic and practical articles on all aspects of the
musical acoustics, organology and musical instrument building.
Topics include acoustics, materials, dimensions, decoration, ergonomics,
technology, manufacturing tips… History, iconography, musicology are also
appropriate if related to the design or construction of the instruments more
than to the music produced with them. The Encyclopaedia is not devoted to music
theory and music performance except in their relation with the instruments.
Physical acoustics (Waves…), Musical acoustics
Materials, Tools & procedures, The secrets of our ancestors, Workshop tips,
Tying Fret Knots, Scale length and Compensation in Stringed Instrument
Notation (Tones, Notes & Octaves), Music Fundamentals, Music Stiles
Materials and Tool
Historical Instruments: Musical instrument classification, What instrument
is this?, The names of the musical instruments, History and Iconography of
musical instruments, Voice classification
Getting a Musical
Instrument: Make or Buy, Can an instrument built from a kit be good enough
for musical purposes?, The first questions
Travelling with a
musical instrument: Travelling with your musical instruments can be
illegal. Your instrument can be seized and you can face heavy fines and
We have selected a wide range of books about musical instruments
(technique, history, collections, design, construction…)
Acoustics, Design, Tuning
Clavichord, Harpsichord, Spinet, Virginal,
Violin, Viola, Cello
Pianola, music box
recorders, Reeded, Brasswinds
More related web pages about early music, musical instruments
and instrument building.
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