Modal Rhythm and Notation of Early Polyphony
Iselda de Narbonne
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Learn to read medieval music! During the emergence of Western polyphony, notated music began to incorporate more than one melody sung at the same time. These pieces included the stunning works of the Notre Dame school, with elaborate virtuoso singing decoratingfamiliar lines of chant, as well as motets combining popular secular songs into duets, trios, and quartets that exposed nuances of meaning by combining texts. The fact is, though, when you have more than one melody that you need to fit together, rhythm and timing become kind of important. In this class, we will cover the earliestmethods of notating rhythmically clear, multi-part notation, and find out how to turn this (https://twitter.com/NotationIsGreat/status/1201054481263267841/photo/1) into this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA6oq_UYbyA). Familiarity with modern music notation will be of great help to students in this class, but all are welcome! This class will not be recorded.