HOW TO SING PLAIN CHANT - online book

A compilation of the practical rules and methods required to perform this ancient form of church music.

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Neums may be joined together so as to form larger groups.
If in the midst of, or at the beginning of a group (not at the end), two notes come together on the same line, or within the same space, then these two notes are called
a PRESSUSjf.g.,
HALF NOTE
HALF NOTE: The Half note(orGuide) placed at the end or in the course of a line, is not to be sung, but shows beforehand the pitch of the note immediately following.
SYLLABIC AND NEUMATIC CHANT
If a piece of Chant has only one note to each syllable (or almost entirely so) it is said to be SYLLABIC.
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