Braille Byzantine Music Notation Exercises

Exercise Book

Table of Contents

Introduction

Scale

Martyrias

Part I: Basic Symbols

Chapter 1: Quantitative Symbols

Ison, Oligon, Apostrophos
Cross

Tie

Petaste

Kentemata

Chapter 2: Symbols of Duration

Klasma, Diple, Triple

Aple

Triple Meter

Quadruple Meter

Rests

Chapter 3: Compound Symbols

Oligon for "Support"

Greek Braille

Yporroe

Chapter 4: Large Jumps

Kentema and Elaphron

Three-Step Jumps

Two-Beat Petaste

Four-Step Jumps

Five-Step Jumps

Six-Step Jumps

Seven-Step Jumps

Very Large Jumps

Incomplete Measures

Chapter 5: Symbols Subtracting Time

The Gorgon

The Yporroe with a Gorgon

The Gorgon Following a Two-Beat Note

The Gorgon on a Two-Beat Note

The Gorgon Following a Three-Beat Note

The Gorgon Following a Four-Beat Note

The Syneches Elaphron

The Digorgon

The Trigorgon

The Argon

The Emiolion

The Diargon

Chapter 6: Qualitative Symbols

Remarks

The Vareia

The Psefiston

The Petaste as a Modifier

The Omalon

The Antikenoma

The Syndesmos

The Endofonon

Chapter 7: Accidentals

General Remarks

Sharps

Flats

Exercises Based on Pa

Korona (Fermata)

Exercises Based on Ke

Exercises Based on Vou

Exercises Based on Ga

Part II: Ecclesiastical Hymns

Introduction

Chapter 8: Heirmologic Melodies

a) Plagal Fourth Mode

Gorgon Warning

b) First Mode

Tempo Symbols

c) Fourth Mode

d) Plagal First Mode

e) Third Mode

f) Grave Mode

g) Second Mode

Martyrias

Hard Chromatic Scale

Soft Chromatic Scale

h) Plagal Second Mode

Chapter 9: Sticheraric Melodies

Introduction

a) First Mode

Meaningless "N's"

b) Second Mode

Unequal Gorgons

Measures

c) Third Mode

d) Fourth Mode

e) Plagal First Mode

f) Plagal Second Mode

g) Grave Mode

h) Plagal Fourth Mode

Chapter 10: Papadic Melodies

Introduction

a) First Mode

b) Second Mode

c) Third Mode

d) Fourth Mode

e) Plagal First Mode

f) Plagal Second Mode

g) Grave Mode

h) Plagal Fourth Mode