Rhythmic Modes

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Rhythmic Mode - Notation
... of the 12th century (Seay 1975, 97), the notation of rhythmic modes used stereotyped combinations of ligatures (joined noteheads) to indicate the patterns of long notes (longs) and short notes (breves ... indicate the first mode, 2, 2, 2, 2, … 3 the second mode, 1, 3, 3, 3, 3, etc ... the third mode, 3, 3, 3, … 1 the fourth mode, 3, 3, 3, 3, etc ...
Medieval Music - Overview - Theory and Notation - Music Theory
... The first kind of written rhythmic system developed during the 13th century and was based on a series of modes ... This rhythmic plan was codified by the music theorist Johannes de Garlandia, author of the De Mensurabili Musica (c.1250), the treatise which defined and most completely elucidated these rhythmic modes ... de Garlandia describes six species of mode, or six different ways in which longs and breves can be arranged ...
History - Florid Organum, Melismatic Organum - Notre Dame School
... year, the first of its kind it also introduces the use of the rhythmic modes as a creative principle ... Thus, when in a discussion of organum of the Paris School the word 'modal' or 'mode' is used, it refers to the rhythmic modes and specifically not to the musical modes that rule ... tenor and duplum proceed in discantus set in the six rhythmic modes, to be finalized with a florid cadence over a sustained tenor ...
Franco Of Cologne - Writings
... The rhythmic modes are described in detail, although Franco has a different numbering scheme for the modes than does the anonymous treatise De mensurabili musica on the ... Formerly, under the system of the rhythmic modes, rhythms were based on context a stream of similar-appearing notes on the page would be interpreted as a series of long and short values by a trained singer ...

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