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Plutarch says, that it is not sufficient for a musician to know what kind of music should be set to any particular poem he should likewise know how to write it down in all the Genera (6), that is to say, in the Diatonic or natural scale, consisting of tones and semitones as at present in the Chromatic, in which the scale was and in the Enharmonic divided into semitones, and minor thirds genus, moving by quarter tones, and major thirds, as will be ; ; ; explained hereafter. It does not appear from history, that the Egyptians, Phoenicians..

Introd. Mus. Edit. Meibom. p. 2. (ft) Sijfxeta TO fiw aw, rrj? ' We are told, not only by Alypius, but by Gaudentius, p. 23, that of the two rows of letters used for musical characters, the upper is for the words, that is, to be sung, and the under to be played. (Z) It is somewhat strange that the notes for the voice in ancient music, should be placed above those for the lyre, and consequently further from the words. " * Marcus Meibom (Meibomius) of Upsala and Utrecht, published tracts and translations of many Greek and Roman books on music.

R L Parypate Hypaton, an imperfect Beta, and a Gamma inverted. $ F Hypaton Diatonos, a Phi, and a Digamma. C C Hypate Meson, Sigma and Sigma. P O MT I < 6 V F N C? Z Zt E j Z & iy Parypate Meson, Rho, and Sigma inverted. Meson Diotonos, Mu, and a lengthened Pi. Mese, Iota, and a horizontal Lambda. Trite Synemmenon, Theta, and an inverted Lambda. Synemmenon Diatonos, Gamma and Nu. Nete Synemmenon, an inverted Omega and a Zeta. Paramese, Zeta, and Pi placed horizontally. Trite Diezeugmenon, Epsilon, and an inverted Pi.

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