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The other day I found some stuff I'd written inside the cover of a book years ago and had totally forgotten. It's the origins of do re mi (originally ut re mi) from a hymn by Guido d'Arezzo. You might find it interesting to read this wikipedia page on it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....lf%C3%A8ge

It's a little more complicated than that - originally the scale began on A in the bass (and only went up as far as F, hence hexachord), then was lowered to G (known as gamma ut, whence the word gamut), and so on. I found it by accident originally in the dictionary under "Aretinian" (adjective pertaining to Guido d'Arezzo), probably during a failed search for Aretalogy, lol!

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Gordon Shumway -Hmm Thinking Here SmileyVery interesting! 

I believe "Do Re Mi" is EXTREMELY helpful learning music - been trying to get the Grandkids to learn it from the "Sounnd of Music" movie.  I'll have more influence as Covid-19 subsides...Red sign caution coronavirus. pandemic medical concept. virus emoji character symbol. Premium Vector

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