A Comparison of the Tune Books of Tufts and Walter

  title={A Comparison of the Tune Books of Tufts and Walter},
  author={J. T. Gates},
  journal={Journal of Research in Music Education},
  pages={169 - 193}
  • J. T. Gates
  • Published 1 October 1988
  • Art
  • Journal of Research in Music Education
Two 1721 Boston tune books, one by Thomas Walter, the other by John Tufts, contain explanatory introductions. Either could be considered the first music education textbook printed in America. The purpose of this study was to compare the musical arrangements of the fifth edition (1726) of Tufts's An Introduction to the Singing of Psalm Tunes (the earliest extant Tufts edition with three-part arrangements) with the tune settings of Walter's The Grounds and Rules of Musicke Explained (1721) and… Expand
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