Musical notation

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  • Western Musical Styles And The Musical Notation Of The Eras

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    Western musical styles have developed into the music what we listen to today in the twentieth century. Throughout time composers have created new ways to enhance music by adding harmonies, phrases, dynamics, and much more. At the start of music, composers kept a simple melody using the same frame of pitches in simple tunes. As we became more educated, so did our music and we are now able to create songs with texture and countermelodies all within a plethora of genres. The use of notation has changed

  • Non Traditional, Contemporary Musical Notation

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    April 2016 Research Paper: Non-Traditional, Contemporary Musical Notation I would like to start this paper by saying that I was very surprised to find out how much information was available on this subject. I found several good articles including an article written by Jimmy Stamp at www.smithsonian.com about experimental notation, and some interesting articles about the history of notation and how it has evolved over time. Traditional notation was developed over several centuries for use with music

  • Characteristics Of Musical Notation In Ars Subtilior Music

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    Musical Notation in Ars Subtilior Music Introduction During the 14th century, a new style of polyphony developed in France. This new style, called ars nova, was characterized by a new system of rhythmic notation allowing the use of duple and triple division of note values, as well as complex syncopations. Around 1370, several composers in Avignon and southern France moved away from the style of the ars nova motet to develop a highly refined and intricate style distinguished by extremely complex

  • What Is A Musician?

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    Euphony, on the other hand, throws up the question: “if the words aren’t clear how can the music relate to it’s function?” This shows that evidently the words rather than the music were important to the Catholic church, but does this mean that the musical side was then almost dispensable? What role does the music play in the Catholic church?

  • Research Proposal For Counterpoint Music Practice

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    The object of the proposed research is to develop the algorithmic counterpoint music composition practice. The main idea is to extend Common Western Music Notation(CWMN) to the field of algorithmic thinking as a method for creating an abstract and cohesive representation of the underlying logic and instrumental parts. Along with this new notation, it is necessary to build an authoring/performance technology environment which will enable us to represent and execute the logical layer of the piece. Additionally

  • Guido Of Arezzo Music Theory

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    The things he developed and studied were musical notation, hexachord, solmization, organum, and gamut. Guido made a huge part in the music theory. He made the music notation. Musical notation was a visual record of an imaged or heard musical set of some visual instructions or sound for a performance. This form will usually take a printed or written form and is a very difficult process. In musical notation the main musical sounds are the location of a musical sound on a scale and pitch. Than Guido

  • The Enduring Benefits of Graphic Notation

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    Europe and America from the mid-1950s has had a profound impact on musical thought, broadening links between performers and composers, audiences and art forms. Exploration of notational methods based on graphics flourished rapidly and diversely during the fifties and sixties, primarily as a trend amongst young radicals. So many composers producing scores of this kind used a personal vocabulary of symbols – often creating different notation systems for each work – that the effectiveness of their approaches

  • How Music Should Be Portrayed And Performed

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    Music Notation and Print Today’s time, music notation and printing is simply easy to access and obtain. With exact notation on how music should be portrayed and performed. In today’s world we don’t realize how fortunate we are to have this luxury. Music notation and print has come a long way. The earliest musical notation goes as far back to the ancient Greeks. Using the alphabet letters for notation. Using the letters to make as many notations to make musical meaning. Inverting the letters,

  • Music And Ancient Music

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    still is, a lack of tangible proof , as well as articulation of how and when it was performed in many ancient cultures. It wasn't until 2000 BC. that the earliest form of musical notation was attempted. Found in cuneiform recorded on a clay tablet in Nippur, a town in the ancient society of Sumer, was the first recorded early musical instruction. The tablet represents vague instructions for performing the music, though they dictate that the music was composed in harmonies of thirds, and written using

  • The Musician, Technology And Copyright Laws

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    music notation. These note names and durations were based on a system known as the Guidonian Hand, which is said to have been developed by Guido of Arezzo. This system is based on individual notes within a hexachord system, that can be identified unanimously by combining the names of all the various solemnization syllables that each symbol could sustain. The hand helped create a universal notation system that was used by all. Now composers from around the area could use the invention of musical notation

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