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If, on the other hand, the various sylla­bles are frequently to be sung to neums or groups of notes, then the Chant is said to be NEUM ATIC, or MELISM ATIC, or ORNATE.
ACCIDENTALS
The only accidental used is the flat it can affect only the one note SI, which, instead of being a semi-tone,then becomes a whole tone below DO. In Dominican Chant books, this accidental affects every SI to the end of the line or space upon or within which it is placed, unless the natural SI is restored by the sign of the natural.
INTERVALS
An internal is the degree by which one note is higher or lower than another in pitch. The following are the names of the different intervals:
The Semi-tone (or half-tone) is the small­est of intervals in Gregorian Music, and
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