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Music Notes

Discussion in 'Music' started by Estro Felino, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    I love the names of music notes:)




    I really regret that Germanic peoples call them differently. With letters.
    LOL...kidding:p...it is just that it would have been nice if they had been universal in all countries:)
     
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    Yes, Guido d'Arezzo's system is better for singers, certainly. I used to try to use it for learning plainchant, which is what he designed it for, I suppose. (Though Julie Andrews uses the Anglicised version with "doh", "soh" and "ti" instead of Guido's "ut" , "sol" and "si".)

    The letter system is not even consistent across Germanic countries. In Germany, the B is used for what Anglophones call B flat, while what we call B natural they call H. So a C major scale in Germany runs: C D E F G A H C. :confused: And we think of the Germans as so logical................;)

    Another oddity is that on the musical stave, the basic major scale that requires no accidentals is C. Why C? Why not A, for goodness sake? (Though it's true the relative minor is the scale of A. Perhaps the stave convention dates from the modal era, before major and minor scales became established.)
     

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  3. Estro Felino

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    O my God...that is so confusing:p
    Luckily in Romance countries, we have a universal nomenclature.
    I studied flute when I was a teenager, I love it.
    I love music and solfeggio.
    We flute players exclusively play in the G-clef (chiave di sol) so it is really easy to read notes.
    Unlike pianists.:)
     
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    Well, not even the pitch increments on the scale is universal. Other cultures have developed entirely different pitch increments that they use to create their music. And as the world has become more homogenized, we are hearing these more subtle pitch increments being used in "western" music, too.
     
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    Lute tablature can't be beat depending on which nations's system.

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    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    Beautiful.
     
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