Guidonian Hand

The Treatise on Music translated into Hebrew by Juda ben Isaac (Paris B.N. Heb. 1037, 22v-27v)

Based on the article Israel Adler translated in Yuval I, p.1-47, this article attempts to reach the historic origin of the article in question and its relation to medieval music theory. The process of its creation is described spanning from the 11th to the 15th century.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1971

Le traite anonyme du manuscrit hebreu 1037 de la Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris

This article is a translation and adaption of an article in Latin dealing mainly with "Musica Plana" by Yehuda ben Rabbi Yizchak. The article includes a definition of music and an explanation of the Guidonian Hand system, hexachords and mutations, the seven melodic interval, the eight modes, mensural notation, the monochord. The article describes music theory prevalent since the 12th century, it was probably written in the 14th century in Southern France.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1968

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