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"...con el falso tono de semitono..."

English translation: semitone falsetto

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Spanish term or phrase:con falso semitono
English translation:semitone falsetto
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09:01 Oct 20, 2000
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Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: "...con el falso tono de semitono..."
Baroque music again! The sentence goes: "Por eso Fuentes no incluye todo el texto sino solamente unas palabras que llevan como cantus firmus la melodía de entonación - con el falso tono de semitono - Salve Regina..." Any idea what falso tono is? Where can I get more info. on Spanish baroque music? Thanks!!
Cathy
Semitone falsetto
Explanation:
Hullo again, some info here:  
falsetto:  Vocal technique whereby men can sing above their normal range, producing a lighter sound.
semitone:  Also known as a half step, the smallest interval commonly used in the Western musical system.
check links below for more info on barroque and other styles and music stuff. No villancicos this time sorry :)
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xxxPaul Roige
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Local time: 11:23
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Thanks for helping me out with the term! I tried to access the web page you gave me, but haven't had much luck. I'll try again. Ciao, Cathy.
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nathe musica ficta inflection of a semitonexxxJon Zuber
naSemitone falsettoxxxPaul Roige


  

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Semitone falsetto


Explanation:
Hullo again, some info here:  
falsetto:  Vocal technique whereby men can sing above their normal range, producing a lighter sound.
semitone:  Also known as a half step, the smallest interval commonly used in the Western musical system.
check links below for more info on barroque and other styles and music stuff. No villancicos this time sorry :)



    Reference: http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/glossary/s.html
    Reference: http://allmusic.com/cg/x.dll?p=amg&sql=S2297
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 11:23
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 442
Grading comment
Thanks for helping me out with the term! I tried to access the web page you gave me, but haven't had much luck. I'll try again. Ciao, Cathy.

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1 day 6 hrs
the musica ficta inflection of a semitone


Explanation:
"Musica ficta" should be in italics. See the website below for an explanation; it's a little long.


    Reference: http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/harmony/hex2.html
xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 172
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