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By Stefan Hagel

This publication endeavours to pinpoint the family 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 variety of variations necessitated via altering musical types and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It hence emerges how heavily historic harmonic concept trusted the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are right down to past due antiquity, while information recorded by way of Ptolemy let an extremely transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial facts, introducing mathematical techniques at any place possible, but in addition contributes to the translation of tools within the archaeological list and infrequently is ready to define the final good points of tools indirectly attested. The e-book can be essential to all these attracted to Greek tune, know-how and function tradition and the overall historical past of musicology.

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