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The signs are different forms of the letter B, which were needed as the different hexachords had different types of B's (namely, B flat and B natural). There isn't much more to say, Wikipedia has all you need. The letter B: Archaic forms of 'b', the b quadratum (square b, ♮) and b rotundum (round b, ♭) are used in musical notation as the symbols for ...


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Medieval German notation for modal music (for all instruments and voices, not just for fretted stringed instruments) was essentially tablature, but using letter names for the notes instead of fret numbers as in modern tab notation. In early modal music, the only "altered" notes were B flat and B natural, which were written using different "square" and "round"...


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There were others. Some one (or some authors) called the authors of several treatises "Anonymous #" for various numbers (#). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_music_theorists lists quite a few and assigns each a work, that one wrote. THere are also some not having a number but a location instead. Anonymous 4 seems to be the most commonly referenced.


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Church Modes The modes originated in Christian chant, and you asked for a practical difference, so here is an answer from a chanter's perspective. First, let me regurgitate the theory, then I'll give examples, and my own commentary. Theory Authentic and plagal have the same tonic. Their cadences vary here and there, just like any song, but they always ...


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Well, it seems a hard answer but I will try to do it. I can speak for my own compositions, and my own experiences in harmony devices and scales. I want to split this answer in two: 1) Melody: I have many ways to make a composition. a) Based in a scale: I usually try several scales from differents sources (western traditional scales, Lydian Chromatic ...


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The prova all'italiana is the first rehearsal that put togheter singers chorus and the orchestra that usually play on stage performing the opera just like an concert... it is used to put togheter just the music an singing and that's it. After that there are 3 "prove generali" the first with all of the opera set but just with the piano playing the music then ...



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