Recorder technique and divisions in the 16th century


I gave a talk on the book Fontegara (1535) by Sylvestro Ganassi at this year's St. Vitas Dance & Music weekend. This book is a manual on recorder technique and making divisions (improvisation on a ground). Here are my class notes:

The actual book and its translation is available online from IMSLP, and is quite readable if you are into that sort of thing.