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Early Music: Viola da Gamba

Viola da Gamba

History and Background

Recommended (Curated by JMU Faculty)
  • "Bowed Instruments" by Wendy Gillespie from A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, ed. by Jeffery Kite-Powell  Paid for by JMU
  • "The Viola da Gamba Family" by Stuart Cheney with Barbara Coeyman from A Performers Guide to Seventeenth Century Music, ed. by Jeffery Kite-Powell  Paid for by JMU

Playing Instruction and Methods

Recommended (Curated by JMU Faculty)
  • Play the viol:  the complete guide to play the treble, tenor, and bass viol by Alison Crum, et. al.  Paid for by JMU
  • Viola da Gamba Method by Martha Bishop  Curated by JMU Faculty


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Recommended (Curated by JMU Faculty)

Instrument Makers and Repair

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Contact info

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Brian Cockburn
Music Library
Music Building
Office phone: 540 568-6978
Subjects: Music