16th-Century Keyboard Tablature as Performance Notation
From Spanish and German Sources
I What Is Tablature?
Chapter 1 In the Beginning: The Origins of Keyboard Notation
Chapter 2 The German Tablature
Chapter 3 The Spanish Tablature
II Why Tablature?
Chapter 4 Matters of Printing: Composition, Notation, and Technology in 16th-Century Europe
Chapter 5 A Humane and Merciful Method: A Pedagogical Approach
Chapter 6 The Advantages and Benefits of Tablature
III Why Not Tablature?
Chapter 7 Debunking the Myth: A Tablature Experiment
Chapter 8 To Tab or Not to Tab, That is the Question! The Psychology of Notation
Chapter 9 Tablature and Historically Informed Performance Practice
Chapter 10 Tablature Returns: Efforts after the 17th Century to Bring Back Tablature
For Further Reading
Appendix A: Tablature Experiment Results
Appendix B: Web Resources
Appendix C: Media Gallery