New PDF release: Ancient Greek Music: A New Technical History

By Stefan Hagel

This publication endeavours to pinpoint the family members among musical, and particularly instrumental, perform and the evolving conceptions of pitch structures. It strains the improvement of historic melodic notation from reconstructed origins, via numerous diversifications necessitated via altering musical types and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It hence emerges how heavily historic harmonic thought trusted the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are right down to overdue antiquity, whilst info recorded via Ptolemy allow an extremely transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial proof, introducing mathematical techniques anyplace possible, but in addition contributes to the translation of tools within the archaeological checklist and infrequently is ready to define the final positive aspects of tools ultimately attested. The e-book can be integral to all these attracted to Greek song, expertise and function tradition and the final background of musicology.

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