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Author: Simpson, Christopher, d. 1669.
Title: The division-violist, or, An introduction to the playing upon a grovnd divided into two parts, the first directing the hand, with other preparative instructions, the second laying open the manner and method of playing ex-tempore, or composing division to a grovnd : to which, are added some divisions made upon grounds for the practice of learners / by Chr. Simpson.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The division-violist, or, An introduction to the playing upon a grovnd divided into two parts, the first directing the hand, with other preparative instructions, the second laying open the manner and method of playing ex-tempore, or composing division to a grovnd : to which, are added some divisions made upon grounds for the practice of learners / by Chr. Simpson.
Simpson, Christopher, d. 1669.

London: Printed by W. Godbid, 1659.
Notes:
Numerous musical examples and exercises. "Divisions for the practice of learners", p. 53-67.
Commendatory poems by Matthew Locke, John Jenkins and others.
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Subject terms:
Viol -- Studies and exercises.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A60252.0001.001

Contents
frontispiece
title page
THE PREFACE.
To Mr. Christopher Simpson, upon his Excellent Treatise of Playing Division upon a Ground.
To his Excellent Friend Mr. Christopher Simpson, upon his most acurate Treatise of Division to a Ground.
To Mr. CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON, on his Excellent INTRODUCTION, &c.
To my Worthy Friend, Mr. Christopher Simpson, upon his Excellent Treatise of Division.
Ad Authorem in Introductionem suam ad Chelyn ex pla∣no cantu Diminutione Modulandam.
table of contents
Part. I. THE DIVISION VIOLIST: OR An Introduction to the Playing upon a Ground.
The Bow.
How to Hold the Viol.
How to Hold the Bow.
The posture of the left Hand.
Observation for playing Notes upon another String.
A Rule for Stopping.
A Rule for the Motion of the Bow.
An Observation for Fingering.
The Motion of the Right Arme and Wrist.
How to gain the Motion of the Wrist.
The Motion of the Bow in Double Stopps.
Of Tripla's.
Of Graceing Notes.
Shaked Graces.
Of the Concords in Musick: with an easie Way of Joyning Parts together.
The use of Discords.
The precedent Discourse of the Concords of MƲSICK, and their Analogie to the Aspects of the Planets, Illustrated in the following SCHEME.
Part. II. THE DIVISION-VIOLIST: OR An Introduction to the Playing upon a Ground.
Of Division to a Ground, and the Manner of performing it.
Of Breaking the Ground.
Of Descant-Division, and how it differs from Breaking the Ground.
Of Mixt Division.
Of Quavers.
Concerning the ordering, and disposing of Division.
Of Composing Division for One Viol to a Ground.
Of two Viols Playing together to a Ground.
Some Observations, in Composing Divisions, of Two, and Three Parts.
ADVERTISEMENT.
Divisions for the practice of Learners