viol family (Viola de gamba family)

~ Family

Description

PLEASE use "Viola da Gamba" with artist credit "viol" for generic / unspecified viols credits and NOT this one. Developed in the 15th century from Vihuelists starting to play with bows, viols have frets, flat backs, sloped shoulders, c-holes and are tuned in fourths.

Annotation

Developed in the 15th century from Vihuelists starting to play with bows, viols have frets, flat backs, sloped shoulders, c-holes and are tuned in fourths.

There are two distinct groupings of viols, one were the members are:

* Pardessus viol
* Treble/Diskant or Dessus viol
* Alto viol
* Tenor viol
* Bass viol (This is the most common and sometimes known as "Consort Bass", unspecified "Viol" credits are most likely this.)
* Great Bass Viol or Violone in G
* Contra Bass Viol or Violone in D

and one were the members are:

* Soprano viol (treble)
* Alto viol
* Tenor viol
* Bass Viol (violone called bass viol)

Annotation last modified on 2018-05-31 08:02 UTC.

Relationships

consists of: alto viol (Alto member of the viol family)
bass viol (Bass member of the viol family)
pardessus de viole (Smallest member of the viol family)
tenor viol (Tenor member of the viol family)
treble viol (Treble/descant member of the viol family)
viola da gamba (Generic member of the viol family, Use for "Viol" Credits)
violone (Contra/double-bass member of the viol family)
derived from: vihuela (Spanish string instrument.)
related instruments: violin family (Modern violin family)
Wikidata: Q40125 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Viols_Praetorius_1618.jpg [info]