By Stefan Hagel

This booklet endeavours to pinpoint the kin among musical, and particularly instrumental, perform and the evolving conceptions of pitch structures. It strains the advance of old melodic notation from reconstructed origins, via a number of variations necessitated by way of altering musical types and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It therefore emerges how heavily historic harmonic concept trusted the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are right down to overdue antiquity, while information recorded by way of Ptolemy allow an incredibly transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial facts, 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 can be integral to all these drawn to Greek tune, know-how and function tradition and the final heritage of musicology.

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