Chapter 2_Notation_Study Notes

Chapter 2_Notation_Study Notes - 1 Music 130: Study notes...

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Music 130: Study notes for chapter two: Notation There are 2 main categories of musical notation: 1—oral notation (e.g. solfeggio or solmization, i.e. Do Re Mi …). Invented by Guido of Arezzo (c. 995-1050) who got the idea from an 8 th -century hymn to St. John the Baptist, the melody of which has six lines starting successively on c, d, e, f, g, and a. 2—written notation: a) abstract staff notation and b) tablature. a) Abstract notation: the five-line staff notation of Western music gives an abstract prescription of the notes to be played. It tells us what pitch is intended and more, but it does not tell us exactly where to play it and which finger to use, for example. b) Tablature: tells the musician exactly which finger to place and where. Guitarists use tablature more than anyone else today, and this had its start in early keyboard and lute tablature (the lute is the ancestor of the guitar). Delphic Hymn
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