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By Stefan Hagel

This booklet endeavours to pinpoint the kinfolk among musical, and particularly instrumental, perform and the evolving conceptions of pitch structures. It strains the improvement of historic melodic notation from reconstructed origins, via a variety of variations necessitated via altering musical types and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It hence emerges how heavily old harmonic thought trusted the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are right down to overdue antiquity, whilst information recorded by means of Ptolemy allow an extremely transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial proof, introducing mathematical methods anyplace possible, but additionally contributes to the translation of tools within the archaeological checklist and infrequently is ready to define the overall gains of tools in a roundabout way attested. The e-book may be necessary to all these attracted to Greek tune, expertise and function tradition and the overall background of musicology.

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