If you ask an English-speaking musician to play the note “si”, he will certainly play you in. And it’s not because he doesn’t know how to properly called notes. And because in different countries the notes are called differently. Why is there confusion and as musicians agreed, will be discussed in the new issue of “Tactus”.

Who came up with the name for music? Strictly speaking, the well-known “do-re-mi-FA-Sol-La-si” is not so much the notes, how many syllables for collegiove, that is, for singing melodies with a precise understanding of intervals and the height of sounds. Syllables denoting a specific note, was invented by the monk Guido of Arezzo, Italian, and syllables then were not seven, but six.

Why these names are so strange? Guido adapted for learning the singing of the hymn St. John, every next line of this hymn sung to the note above.

Why in different countries the notes are called differently? The same Guido belongs to the idea of letter symbols of notes adopted in the countries of the Germanic languages. Guido used the Latin letters A, B, C, D, E, F and G to denote the sequence seven-note octave specifying (for this letter, or recorded in lowercase or uppercase, and sometimes doubles and triples).

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