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By Stefan Hagel

ISBN-10: 0521517648

ISBN-13: 9780521517645

This e-book endeavours to pinpoint the kinfolk among musical, and particularly instrumental, perform and the evolving conceptions of pitch structures. It strains the improvement of historical melodic notation from reconstructed origins, via a variety of variations necessitated by means of altering musical types and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It therefore emerges how heavily old harmonic thought relied on the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are all the way down to overdue antiquity, whilst information recorded by means of Ptolemy let a really transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial proof, introducing mathematical methods at any place possible, but in addition contributes to the translation of tools within the archaeological checklist and sometimes is ready to define the final good points of tools in some way attested. The e-book could be integral to all these attracted to Greek track, expertise and function tradition and the final historical past of musicology.

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Why they start only with Y V, is easily explained: all triplet-basic notes below were already part of the notation in its earliest stages. Admittedly, it would have been possible to notate the newly created pykná above instrumental B and ? with octave strokes; but such mixed triplets of the form † B   and † ?   had nothing to recommend them. Thus, six closely related instrumental signs were devised instead, expanding the old graphic B? 89 In vocal notation, this range was filled with inverted letters, adjoining the end of the alphabet to its start, just as its start had been adjoined to its end in the lower region:  GI H DFE.

Hagel 2005b: 299–300. 0 %). The data accord better with the view that the alphabet started from a given highest pitch. The octave strokes are similar in form to the acute accent ()ȸȯȫ, ‘high tone’) and have been or become associated with it semantically, as well: while the terminology of the note tables is ą Ƚȷ )ȸ0ȽȱȽȫ (Alypius throughout, Gaud. 23, p. 352–5), Gaudentius describes the addition of the strokes as )ȸȯȫȻ ąȺȹȼȲ ȷȽȯȻ, ‘adding acutes’ (21, p. g. “)ȸȯȫ ȶ ȼȱ”). Vocal notation 31 ?

The pykná are represented by thin lines, so that the enharmonic and chromatic scales can be read from the continuous lines. In diatonic scales the higher movable note falls out of the range of the pyknón, thus needing a sign of its own; the corresponding lines are dotted. It is easily seen how these typically diatonic notes are identical to standing notes of some nearby key (namely one standing to the right of the original key). For the lower diatonic movable note the same sign is used as in the other two genera.

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