Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Some Performances of Ancient Greek Music


Sheepy (Megan) said...

I saw the videos but I still don't udnerstand fully, Ms. Sanchez, with the in-between notes of stringed instruments.

Though I do know that it'll be more easier with deciding on which instrument, since it mainly sounds like a guitar (and bagpipes in the second video).

Music Theory II said...

To get a quarter tone, the easiest thing to do is play a normal chromatic scale on your violin and measure the distance between each half step. Divide that space in half and play those notes- those are quarter tones. Most people with our modern Western musical background will not be able to distinguish well between those notes, or they will just sound flat or sharp to us.