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Thread #104367   Message #2136668
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
30-Aug-07 - 04:04 AM
Thread Name: phonetic music system
Subject: RE: phonetic music system
Steve the things you remember were used for rhythm rather than melody - different note lengths had special syllables according to the length and were used to aid memorisation and recognition of common rhythm patters. There have been several different systems in use - you can do a web search and you'll find more information (here's a page on the Kodaly Rhythms)