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Make your own transcription

During the last few weeks you explored different concepts how to note down music. You discovered how delicate the translation into modern notation is, that expresses certain aspects more precisely …

Further reading

If you want to deepen your understanding of some of the aspects we discussed during this course, you can start with this selected bibliography. Apel, Willi. The Notation of Polyphonic …

Encoding musical rhythm

Musical rhythm is one of the basic aspects that we experience as we listen to music. However, a way to record rhythmical proportions was introduced precisely into the history of …

Further reading

If you want to deepen your understanding of some of the aspects we discussed during this course, you can start with this selected bibliography. Apel, Willi. The Notation of Polyphonic …

Saying goodbye

Now it’s time to say goodbye. Thank you for joining our journey through medieval music and its history of notation and for sharing your thoughts with us and the other …

French lute tablature

French lute tablatures make use of an utterly practical system. This notation does not depict the notes in a symbolic way as we are used to in the vocal music. …

German keyboard tablature

During the 16th century Germany and Spain implemented the most common keyboard tablature systems. Those tablature systems were used by musicians to render a polyphonic vocal piece into an instrumental …

How do tablatures work?

Intabulation of Gilles Bins dit Binchois Dueil angoisseux. © München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm. 352b, Buxheimer Orgelbuch, f. 32v Nearly all keyboard sources from the past were notated using tablatures. Generally, …

Saying Goodbye

Thank you for joining our journey through medieval music and its history of notation – as well as for sharing your thoughts with us and the other learners. We hope …

How do you relate to a sheet of music?

Please introduce yourself and let the other learners know what kind of interest you have in musical notation. Think about the different types of relations you have to musical notation. …