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Bass viol

Bass Viol Place of origin: Hamburg, Germany, Date: 1726, Artist/Maker: Voigt, Martin, Materials and Techniques: Ebony inlaid with mother-of-pearl, ebony ribs with ivory stringing

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Tenor viol

1667 English Tenor viol at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Viols, which came in a number of different sizes ranging from treble to bass, were held between the legs, hence the term viola da gamba, and played with a bow that was held with the palm of the hand turned outwards. This limited the pressure brought to bear on the string and created a softer sound than that made by the violin. By about 1780 viols were almost entirely replaced by violins and…

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A look at the history of The Viol or viola da gamba that was immensely popular among amateur and professional musicians alike from Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Bass viol

1700 German (Hamburg) Bass viol at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Viols were bowed instruments ranging from treble to bass, but by about 1780 they had been superceded by the violin and cello. However, this bass viol belonged to John Cawse (1779-1862), one of the earliest pioneers in the revival of Early Music. The body may have been made by Joachim Tielke (1641-1719), but the neck, fingerboard and tailpiece date from the mid 1720s."

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