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Now available is a high quality (300 dpi) printable version of the Guidonian Hand in
Download guidonian-hand-print.zip (247 KB)
Our popular guidonian hand images have been completely redone at higher quality than previous versions + new large size added! Website-friendly formats: Transparent
PNG. Download the above four (4) Guidonian Hand Images (8 total images - 4
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Completely redone at higher quality than previous versions + new large size added! Website-friendly formats: Transparent
PNG. Download the above four (4) Guidonian Hand Images - Shaded (8 total images - 4
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What is the Guidonian Hand? Here's a definition and links to more resources.
The first system of learning music developed in the 11th century by Guido d'Arezzo. He assigned each note a name, ut, re, mi, fa, sol, and la (thus the origin of solfeggio), and designed the system of placing notes on horizontal lines to notate pitches (thus the origin of the staff). The Guidonian hand is another of his inventions, it is a system of assigning each part of the hand a certain note, thus, by pointing to a part of his hand, a group of singers would know which note was indicated and sing the corresponding note.
Guidonian hand. Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
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