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Studies in the History of Musical Pitch

Alexander J. Ellis

Studies in the History of Musical Pitch

by Alexander J. Ellis

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Published by Da Capo Pr .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL10325409M
ISBN 100306760207
ISBN 109780306760204

Ward () spoke about having perfect pitch (also called absolute pitch) as the ability to identify or reproduce a given particular note. For example, if I requested the note “A” ( Hz), a person with perfect pitch could seemingly pluck it out of the air.   Music and meaning. Composers assemble sound events—pitches, durations, timbres, and silences—to create musical gestures that enact aspects of their inner musical and emotional experiences; the gestures are ordered in sequence to form musical narratives whose purpose is to express and communicate the composer's experiences and ideas to listeners (Ballantine, , p. 2).

`Musicophilia' is a readable book from Oliver sacks that explores the brain in relation to music. A lot of the book looks at neurological issues where the brain stops working as it should and highlights specific idiosyncrasies of music in the brain. Things like musical hallucinations after a stroke etc. THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MUSIC cultural matrix out of which it is produced. Ethnomusicology has con-centrated its efforts primarily upon music sound and structure, thus em-phasizing its musicological component and in great part ignoring the anthropological. This, of course, is a .

  Thus, lesions following cerebral damage lead to impairments of appreciation of pitch, timbre and rhythm (Stewart et al, ) and studies using brain imaging have shown that the right hemisphere is preferentially activated when listening to music in relation to the emotional experience, and that even imagining music activates areas on this side Cited by: 2. But written music is very useful, for many of the same reasons that written words are useful. Music is easier to study and share if it is written down. Western music 2 specializes in long, complex pieces for large groups of musicians singing or playing parts exactly as a composer intended. Without written music, this would be too di cult.


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Good, contents clean and tight, not ex library. DJ evident shelf wear and 5cm sellotape on back cover. Introduction / Arthur Mendel --On the history of musical pitch / Alexander J. Ellis --Review of Ellis's articles [in German] / Guido Adler --Pitch in the 16th and early 17th centuries / Mendel --Devices for transposition in the organ before / Mendel --On the pitches in use in Bach's time / Mendel --Annotations, corrections, and additions.

OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 25 cm: Contents: On the history of musical pitch / by Alexander J. Ellis --Review of Ellis's articles / by Guido Adler --Pitch in the 16th and early 17th centuries ; Devices for transposition in the organ before ; On the pitches in use in Bach's time / by Arthur sibility: by Alexander J.

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On The History Of Musical Pitch. The History of Performing Pitch explores the relationships between pitches like Chorton, Cammerton, and Consort-Pitch and what pitch frequencies they represented at various times and places.

It also examines what effect pitch differences had on musical notation and choice of key, and discusses practical considerations musicians would have had Cited by: The History of Performing Pitch explores Studies in the History of Musical Pitch book relationships between pitches like Chorton, Cammerton, and Consort-Pitch and what pitch frequencies they represented at various times and places.

What distinguishes this book from previous pitch studies is that it has been written since the rise of the early music revival within the context of. “PITCH” is itself merely a sensation due to, and hence o*o measured by, the number of double or complete vibrations, backwards and forwards, made in one second of time by a particle of air Cited by: 7.

The History of Musical Temperament and Pitch Before Christine Denton December 6, History of Music to The History of Musical Temperament and Pitch Before To most musicians, the idea that the sound of notes has changed is a foreign concept. Over the past years temperament has changed, from region to region, from musician to musician, from year to Size: 86KB.

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This is the first complete survey of the historical pitch standards used by musicians during the last four centuries. Written from a practical perspective and addressed to performers it is the first book to attach frequency values to pitch names and describe where, when, and why various historical pitch levels were used.

It surveys a period from the 16th century to the present and focuses. The first studies of Western musical history date back to the middle of the 18th century. G.B. Martini published a three volume history titled Storia della musica (History of Music) between and Martin Gerbert published a two volume history of sacred music titled De cantu de musica sacra.

Pitch is a perceptual property of sounds that allows their ordering on a frequency-related scale, or more commonly, pitch is the quality that makes it possible to judge sounds as "higher" and "lower" in the sense associated with musical melodies. Pitch can be determined only in sounds that have a frequency that is clear and stable enough to distinguish from noise.

In December the BSI published a book called "British Standard Concert Pitch" Of course, once you have your "A" or "C" set to a pitch, the rest of the instrument will have to be tuned. A scale is set in the middle and this scale also determines the pitch of all the twelve notes in the octave.

5 [] One of the most important early studies is A. Ellis's "On The History Of Musical Pitch" from the Journal of the Society of arts, vol. 28, no.Mar. 5, This is the first complete survey of the historical pitch standards used by musicians during the last four centuries.

Written from a practical perspective and addressed to performers it is the first book to attach frequency values to pitch names and describe where, when, and why various historical pitch levels were used. It surveys a period from the 16th century to the present and focuses on.

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84 On the value of semiological analysis to the investigation of early music writing, and on revisions to the version, see further in the new introduction to ‘The Early History of Music Writing’ (With Voice and Pen), pp. –28; id., ‘Palaeography and Semiotics’, in M. Huglo (ed.), Musicologie médiévale: Notations et séquences.The Structure of Atonal Music can only be seen as a remarkable achievement."— Perspectives in New Music "An attempt to 'provide a general theoretical framework' for the description and analysis of musical pitch-structures that resist interpretation in terms of .This is the first complete survey of the historical pitch standards used by musicians during the last four centuries.

Written from a practical perspective and addressed to performers it is the first book to attach frequency values to pitch names and describe where, when, and why various historical pitch Reviews: 5.