Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

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Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include: * contexts in which music played a role * a detailed discussion of instruments * an analysis of scales, intervals and tuning * the principal types of rhythm used * and an exploration of Greek theories of harmony and acoustics. Music in Ancient Greece and Rome also contains numerous musical examples, with illustrations of ancient instruments and the methods of playing them.TECHNICAL. ANALYSIS. OF. GREEK. INTERVALS. For the discussion of Greek intervals inChapter 5the Aristoxenian method is used, ... Itgivesa very approximate idea of the degree of discordancy between thetwo notes bounding the interval.

Title:Music in Ancient Greece and Rome
Author:John G Landels
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-01-31


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