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Guido D Arezzo

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Guido d’Arezzo is an Italian musical theorist in the medieval era. He studied at Pomposa but then left because his fellow monks resisted his musical invention. Guido was appointed by Theobald as a teacher in a cathedral school. He is known as the inventor of the modern musical notation that replaced Neumes. Neumes notation is different because earlier in life it only specified the high or low of a pitch. Neumes notation used to help musicians memorize music since music was largely an oral tradition. However, Guido invented four-lined musical staff. It was invented in approximately 1025. The four line musical staff consists of four lines and 5 spaces. The second and fourth lines are in different colors. The second line was often red to indicate
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