Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

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Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include: * contexts in which music played a role * a detailed discussion of instruments * an analysis of scales, intervals and tuning * the principal types of rhythm used * and an exploration of Greek theories of harmony and acoustics. Music in Ancient Greece and Rome also contains numerous musical examples, with illustrations of ancient instruments and the methods of playing them.The explanation generally offered is this: the conjunct tetrachord seemed to the Greek ear to be in a different key from ... In other words, it was not so much the Non-modulating System as the Kid-yourself-youa#39;renot-modulating system.a€ The Greater Complete System did not have a set pitch; as I pointed out earlier, the pitch da#39; for mesAc in the diagram ... as found in a string on a stringed instrument; hence, by a simple shift, it can mean pitch a€“ either pitch in the abstract, or a specific pitch.

Title:Music in Ancient Greece and Rome
Author: John G Landels
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-01-31

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