This is a transcription, with transcriber's corrections, of a reproduction of Ellis's article, the original having been published in 1885 in the now defunct Journal of the Society of Arts. This transcriber (Stuart Frazier Allen) worked from a photocopy of a reproduction published in A Century of Ethnomusicological Thought: (The Garland Library of Readings in Ethnomusicology: A Core Collection of Important Ethnomusicological Articles, Vol. 7), edited by Kay Kaufman Shelemay.
Each of the 16 sections of the 43 page article (pp. 485-527) is represented here as a single web page.
|IV||Theory and Practice|
|First Division: Heptatonic Scales|
|V||Ancient Greece and Modern Europe|
|VI||Persia, Arabia, Syria, and Scottish Highlands|
|Second Division: Pentatonic Scales|
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Symbol Display Description of Intended Display ′ single prime ″ double prime ‴ triple prime ‖ vertical parallel lines æ a-e ligature á letter a with acute mark à letter a with grave mark ç c with cedilla é e with acute mark è e with grave mark ê e with circumflex í i with acute mark ï i with diaeresis (two dots above) œ o-e ligature ô o with circumflex ü u with diaeresis × multiplication operator ½ 1/2 fraction sign ⁄ separator between numerator and denominator ÷ division operator † dagger symbol ° degree symbol — dash – dash − minus sign