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fixed forms

noun

group of forms, especially in medieval france, in which the poetic structure determines musical repetitions see also ballade, rondeau, virelai

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Did You Know?

Did you know that gamba means (Italian: leg) is in English used colloquially to designate the viola da gamba or leg-viol, the bowed string instrument popular from the 16th until the middle of the 18th century and held downwards, in a way similar to that used for the modern cello, as opposed to the viola da braccio or arm-viol, the instrument of the violin family, held on the arm or shoulder?