Music GCSE: Notation and melodic movement
Howard Goodall looks back to the very first examples of written music from the 3rd Century AD through to the medieval period to explain how musical notation came to exist.
He looks at the Winchester Troper and Guido of Arezzo and shows how pop acts like Bruno Mars still use notation methods that were developed hundreds of years ago.
This clip is from the series Howard Goodall's Story of Music.
Think about how music is written. Does it have to be done with notes on staves?
Explore alternative scores made by modern composers such as Cardew, Cage and Feldman, who add graphical content to standard scores.
This topic is relevant to, GCSE, AS Level and Higher Music in the areas of music history, notation, composition, music theory and understanding styles.