By Stefan Hagel

This publication endeavours to pinpoint the family members among musical, and particularly instrumental, perform and the evolving conceptions of pitch platforms. It lines the advance of historic melodic notation from reconstructed origins, via a number of diversifications necessitated via altering musical types and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It hence emerges how heavily historical harmonic conception trusted the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are all the way down to overdue antiquity, whilst information recorded through Ptolemy allow an extremely transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial facts, introducing mathematical techniques anyplace possible, but additionally contributes to the translation of tools within the archaeological list and infrequently is ready to define the overall gains of tools ultimately attested. The e-book may be fundamental to all these drawn to Greek track, expertise and function tradition and the final heritage of musicology.

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