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

By Stefan Hagel

ISBN-10: 0521517648

ISBN-13: 9780521517645

This e-book endeavours to pinpoint the family 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 a variety of diversifications necessitated via altering musical types and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It hence emerges how heavily historical harmonic concept relied on the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are all the way down to overdue antiquity, while info recorded by means of Ptolemy let a very transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial facts, introducing mathematical methods anyplace possible, but additionally contributes to the translation of tools within the archaeological checklist and infrequently is ready to define the overall beneficial properties of tools ultimately attested. The booklet may be quintessential to all these drawn to Greek song, expertise and function tradition and the final heritage of musicology.

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