The story of notation
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Published by Haskell House Publishers in New York .
Written in English


  • Musical notation.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby C. F. Abdy Williams.
LC ClassificationsML431 .W72 1969
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 264 p.
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5616895M
ISBN 10083830317X
LC Control Number68025306

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This notation suited the kind of music they were making quite well. However, like all systems, it was kept around a bit too long after music changed. Once it became too cumbersome, the system we now use was born in order to provide greater rhythmic clarity and harmonic complexity. This book was first published in by the great Willi Apel/5(7).   This book, although written in by a very British-Isles-Centric writer, is full of all kinds of interesting information about the history of music notation. Most other books begin and end with Europe, but CF Abdy Williams covers ancient Greece, Asia, and the Middle East.4/5. 3 CLEFS The clef, a symbol that sits at the leftmost side of the staff, specifies which lines and spaces belong to which notes. In a sense, the clef calibrates or orients the staff to specific notes. The three most common clefs are: The Treble clef for high range notes The Bass clef for low range notes The Alto clef for middle range notes The Treble clef (also called the G Clef because it File Size: 9MB. Carl Parrish, The Notation of Medieval Music (, revised ); Wili Apel, The Notation of Polyphonic Music, (); David Hiley’s Western Plainchant: A Handbook (). Margot Fassler, Music in the Medieval n Music in Context: A Norton History, series ed. Walter Frisch (New York: W. W. Norton, ) and Fassler, Anthology for Music in the Medieval West.

  Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. "Appendices: A. Authorities referred to. B. Glossary. C. Chronological table of notation": p. But before this instant accessibility and dizzying array of formats--before CDs, the eight-track tape, the radio, and the turntable--there was only one recording technology: music notation. It allowed singers and soloists to travel across great distances and perform their work with stunning fidelity, a feat that we now very much take for granted. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Williams, C.F. Abdy (Charles Francis Abdy), Story of notation. London, Walter Scott Pub. Co.;. C / C++ NOTATION STORY Hungarian Notation Hungarian Notation is mainly confined to Microsoft Windows programming environments, such as Microsoft C, C++ and Visual Basic. It was originally devised by Charles Simonyi, a Hungarian, who was a senior programmer at Microsoft for many years. Hungarian notation involves storing information about the variable in the very name of.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Williams, C.F. Abdy (Charles Francis Abdy), Story of notation. Detroit, Reissued by Singing Tree Press, New. An entertaining history of how musicians learned to record music for all time, filled with art that sings. In today’s digital landscape, we have the luxury of experiencing music anytime, anywhere. But before this instant accessibility and dizzying array of formats—before CDs, the eight-track tape, the radio, and the turntable—there was only one recording technology: music notation. The Story of Maths (BBC TV series) The Music of The Primes (BBC TV series) Dangerous Knowledge (BBC TV series) The Book of Numbers (book by Peter Bentley, Firefly Books, ) Here’s Looking at Euclid (book by Alex Bellos, Free Press, ) Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia /5(16).   Even to those for whom the language might present a barrier, the volume may be useful: like the Musikgeschichte in Bildern series, the illustrations themselves can, with a little guidance, speak eloquently of ‘the remarkable story of musical notation’ (p.9). But the book is not intended as a practical manual of medieval notation, as the Author: Helen Deeming.