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    Inventor of Modern Musical Notation: Guido d’Arezzo Musical notation is a form of writing or printing of musical notes, symbols and staves to visually represent aurally perceived music played with instruments or sung by the human voice. Various styles of music results in various different music notation methods too. For example, classical music performers use staves and note heads on sheet music, while country music musicians use Nashville Number System. Although many ancient cultures used symbols

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    The Enduring Benefits of Graphic Notation

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    Europe and America from the mid-1950s has had a profound impact on musical thought, broadening links between performers and composers, audiences and art forms. Exploration of notational methods based on graphics flourished rapidly and diversely during the fifties and sixties, primarily as a trend amongst young radicals. So many composers producing scores of this kind used a personal vocabulary of symbols – often creating different notation systems for each work – that the effectiveness of their approaches

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    self knowledge to plunk out notes for our future choirs or assist our own rehearsals in a practice room. Guido of Arezzo, musical therapist, pedagogue and author of Micrologus suggested a lack of common knowledge is one of the main causes for an individual to not put forth the appropriate efforts to achieve a perfect understanding of the task. Guido Arentinus began his musical and educational journey as a monk at Benedictine in Italy, and established a reputation for his ability to study and teach

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    Written Music

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    was passed on from person to person, many changes crept into the tunes. A way of writing music down was needed so that it would be sung or played exactly as it had been composed. The name for written music that man developed is notation. The system of musical notation generally used today is the result of centuries of development- from about the end of the ninth century to the early 1700’s. This development began in the cathedrals in monasteries of the Roman Catholic Church. Since many of the

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    Medieval Music

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    to ensure musical uniformity. Neither dynamic markings nor instrument indication appear on the notations that have been preserved, so little is known about how the music actually sounded. Occasionally, the vocalized melody was accompanied by a drone, which consists of one or more long, sustained notes at the interval of a perfect fifth (Sherrane). Very few Gregorian chant scores exist today, but it can be seen that there are not as many differences between modern and ancient notation as one would

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    innovator of the earliest French theater. He became famous for his use of polyphony and his theatrical productions. Adam originally trained for the clergy (the people of the church). Marriage interfered with his musical career; but with the help of some noble benefactors he was able to pursue musical studies at the University of Paris. The remainder of his life was spent in service of noble patrons. His Music Adam de la Halle was of French origins. All of his lyrics were written in French. Much of his

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    Composition Music Theory

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    Composition music theory has a longing history of how it was brought up and the way it has evolved into new cultures. “Musical Composition, the act of conceiving a piece of music, the art of creating music, or the finished product. These meanings are interdependent and presume a tradition in which musical works exist as repeatable entities. In this sense, composition is necessarily distinct from improvisation.” (Crossley-Holland, Peter) Composition music theory is the study of which you learn to

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    process. In the first part of this essay, I will discuss the analysis of ‘Kojak Theme’ (Goldenberg, 1973) and ABBA’s ‘Fernando’ (ABBA, 1976) that Tagg writes about in his work. Tagg’s method on analysis is based on hypothetical subsitition of musical material to provide a background to make an analysis. An example of this is when applies his model for analysis of museme stacks on page 89 to the ‘Kojak Theme’. He seperates the melody from the accompaniment to break down the piece, and breaks the

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    capability to syncopate and improvise precisely. With the help of the booming recording industry, musical geniuses were discovered and their talent and contributions to the emergence of jazz spread throughout the entire country. Such musicians include composer, arranger and pianist Jelly Roll Morton who heavily influenced the development of early jazz by his unique piano style, his “invention” of musical notation for jazz, and his compositions that have become the core in the jazz repertory. Because the

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    Outside of this work having one of most unique example of musical notation that this writer has ever encountered, this work is part of a number of pieces by Cage that emphasized his use of the aspects of machinery, silence, and chance. According to scholar Pritchett, Cage had been using the advanced, percussive technique of prepared piano around 1940 to allow new sound to augment many of his compositions prior to the one in questions; thus making procedure almost mainstream around the time of his

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