Trompette en Ut

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  1. nickenator

    nickenator Pianissimo User

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    What does this mean? We are playing Bolero and I don't speak French!
     
  2. nickenator

    nickenator Pianissimo User

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    thank you
     
  3. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    Out of curiosity, where do the french names come from
    (Ut, SiB, etc)
     
  4. ChaseFan

    ChaseFan Banned

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    Go to
    sol-fa: Definition from Answers.com
    and look halfway down the page at the heading
    "Fixed do solfège"

    In America we call the notes (starting with C) Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do.

    But the French version (starting with C) is Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Ut.

    So "Ut" is "Do" is the note "C".
    And "Si" is "Ti" is the note "B", and "Sib" is "Bb".

    Dean
     
  5. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    In the 11th century, an italian monk, G. d'Arezzo, decided to use the first syllabes of the Saint John the Baptist hymn to name the notes :

    UT queant laxis
    REsonare fibris
    MIra gestorum
    FAmuli tuorum
    SOLve polluti
    LAbii reatum
    Sancte Johannes.

    Later, UT was changed into DO (Dominus = the Lord), easier to sing.
     
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  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you. I didn't know that!
     
  7. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    France?:-?

    No, just kidding! They´re actually Swedish!!:thumbsup:
     
  8. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    Sofus : not from France, from Italy... and it's latin. But of course latin comes from Sweden !
    :-D
     
  9. Bagnewauckland

    Bagnewauckland Pianissimo User

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    Guido D'arezzo. Interesting fellow. The Howard Goodall series "Big Bangs" has a part about him, and musical notation.
     
  10. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User


    That's what I was looking for, thanks, and very cool
     

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