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Notation, Musical
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Musical notation is the visual representation of the various parameters of music (pitch, duration, loudness, tempo, expression, articulation). The part of real sound that notation cannot completely reproduce remains a matter of musical convention or performance practice. Until early in the 20th century, attempts were made to fix all parameters with increasing precision. Notation was first developed within theory of music, but later also mediated between theory and practice, so tha…

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Boisits, Barbara, “Notation, Musical”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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