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By Stefan Hagel

This publication endeavours to pinpoint the kin among musical, and particularly instrumental, perform and the evolving conceptions of pitch structures. It lines the advance of historical melodic notation from reconstructed origins, via a number of variations necessitated via altering musical kinds and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It hence emerges how heavily historic harmonic conception relied on the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are all the way down to overdue antiquity, whilst information recorded via Ptolemy allow an incredibly transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial proof, introducing mathematical ways at any place possible, but in addition contributes to the translation of tools within the archaeological list and sometimes is ready to define the final positive factors of tools in a roundabout way attested. The publication can be quintessential to all these attracted to Greek tune, expertise and function tradition and the final historical past of musicology.

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