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X. § 115.]          TONIC SOL-FA NOTATION.
' Last Judgment' which in the established notation stands as follows :—
takes, in the notation before us, the perfectly simple form,
As another example, take the following from the same work:—
115. The system of notation of which a cursory sketch has just been given originated with the late Miss S. A. Glover of Norwich, but has received its present form at the hands of Mr J. Curwen, to whom it also owes the name of ' Tonic Sol-fa,' by which it is now so widely known. As it is no part of the plan of the present work to go into technical details, only so much has been said about Mr Curwen's system as was necessary to enable the reader to grasp its essential principle. No mention has been made of the notation for Minor and Chromatic intervals, nor of that for denoting the relations of time by measures appealing directly to the eye, instead of by mere symbols. On these and all other points connected with his system, Mr Curwen's published works on
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