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Early Music Sources: Maffei’s letter on how to learn singing diminutions without a teacher (1562)

This video focuses on a fascinating source from 1562: Giovanni Camillo Maffei, a Napolitan doctor, philosopher, and a musician, was asked by his patron to explain to him how the human voice works, as well as how can one learn to sing diminutions without a teacher.

Source: Early Music Sources. Published: April 14, 2019.

Rachel Barton Pine: Young Students Thrive in Early Music and Baroque Ensembles

With all the Baroque music that we teach beginning violinists, doesn’t it make sense to teach them something about Baroque performance practice?

Source: Published: April 12, 2019.

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