See also:physical incapacity see
See also:DEAF AND DUMB . In
See also:phonetics (q.v.) a "
See also:letter is one which (like p or g) represents no individual sound . The name of "mutes" is given, for obvious reasons, to the undertaker's assistants at a funeral . In
See also:music a "mute" (Ital. sordino, from
See also:Lat. surdus, deaf) is a
See also:device for deadening the sound in an instrument by checking its vibrations . Its use is marked by the sign c.s . (
See also:con sordino), and its cessation by s.s . (senza sordino) . In the case of the
See also:violin and other stringed
See also:instruments this
See also:object is attained by the use of a piece of brass,
See also:wood or ivory, so shaped as to
See also:fit on the
See also:bridge without touching the strings and hold it so tightly as to deaden or muffle the vibrations . In the case of brass
See also:wind instruments a
See also:leather, wooden or
See also:papier mache
See also:pad in the shape of a
See also:pear with a hole through it is placed in the
See also:bell of the instrument, by which the passage of the sound is impeded . The interference with the pitch of the instruments has led to the invention of elaborately constructed mutes . Players on the
See also:horn and
See also:trumpet frequently use the
See also:hand as a mute .
Drums are muted or "muffled" either by the pressure of the hand on the
See also:head, or by covering with
See also:cloth . In the side
See also:drum this is effected by the insertion of pieces of cloth between the membrane and the "snares," or by loosening the "snares." The muting of a pianoforte is obtained by the use of the soft-pedal .
MARCUS MUSURUS (c. 147o-1517)
KONRAD MUTIAN (1471-1526)
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