Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by nickenator, Sep 13, 2009.
What does this mean? We are playing Bolero and I don't speak French!
Out of curiosity, where do the french names come from
(Ut, SiB, etc)
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".
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
Later, UT was changed into DO (Dominus = the Lord), easier to sing.
Thank you. I didn't know that!
No, just kidding! They´re actually Swedish!!
Sofus : not from France, from Italy... and it's latin. But of course latin comes from Sweden !
Guido D'arezzo. Interesting fellow. The Howard Goodall series "Big Bangs" has a part about him, and musical notation.
That's what I was looking for, thanks, and very cool