minstrel: 12/8 time signature

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Feb 2 15:10:59 PST 2006

On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 05:21:46PM -0500, vlatovlaska at woh.rr.com wrote:

> When you look, you will discover that there are no quarter or eighth
> notes in the music. 

But there are -- the notation for this is the one thing which is
present in most of the Cantigas, and the "quarter eighth" (or "half
quarter", or however you'd like to write it) rhythm is used a whole
lot in most of these tunes. While many aspects of the notation in the
cantigas are obscure or argued, this part is pretty much agreed upon.

-- Gregory

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