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Organologics (1): The Erasure of Bodies

Peter Szendy

in Phantom Limbs: On Musical Bodies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267057
eISBN:
9780823272303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267057.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Boethius forgets sound producing bodies to the benefit of the pure proportions of speculation. Pythagoras’s fable as told by Guido d’Arezzo. The figure of the musicus and the Guidonian hand.


Solfeggi and the Acquisition of Style

Robert O. Gjerdingen

in Child Composers in the Old Conservatories: How Orphans Became Elite Musicians

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190653590
eISBN:
9780190653620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653590.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the old conservatories the equivalent of “music 101” was the class in solfeggio. This was where beginning students learned to read music, to distinguish the sizes of intervals, and to learn scales ... More


The Solfeggio Tradition: A Forgotten Art of Melody in the Long Eighteenth Century

Nicholas Baragwanath

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197514085
eISBN:
9780197514115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514085.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The book is the first study of the solfeggio tradition, which was fundamental to the training of European musicians c. 1680–1830. It addresses one of the last major gaps in historical research ... More


Canto Fermo and Canto Figurato

Nicholas Baragwanath

in The Solfeggio Tradition: A Forgotten Art of Melody in the Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197514085
eISBN:
9780197514115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514085.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter surveys the rudiments in their original medieval notation. These were the first (and often only) music lessons taught to choristers in Catholic Europe. Scholars of early music will find ... More


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