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By Charles Burney

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It seems as if all this perplexity and confusion had arisen from the want of precision in the musical nomenclature of the The prepositions vno, sub, vase, super, an

J^3oj| o-*-^-*---^ This modulation holding the middle place between the diatonic and enharmonic, has been supposed by Martianus Capella and (a) When no more than two semitones occur in the course of an octave, the melody mav nrooerlv *^ be styled genuine Diatonic. would have been called a change of Genus. With us, however, a mere change of modulation, though it occasions a change of key, is not a change of genus ; for while the sounds made use of in harmony and melody can be referred to any one fc

4. Hypate meson, or principal of the middle or mean for this sound not only served as the last or highest tetrachord note of the first tetrachord, but as the first or lowest of the second; whence these two tetrachords were called conjoint, or connected. These four denominations of the sounds in the first tetrachord may sol re, and E la mi, be compared with the terms B mi, C fa ut, first ; D in the Guido scale ; or with the sounds The sounds of the Meson, or middle tetrachord, were placed in the following order: Hypate Meson, or principal of the mean tetrachord Parypate Meson, next to the middle principal; ; Lichanos Meson; Mese, or middle, as this sound completes the second tetrachord, and is the centre of the whole system.

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