Definition of Mensural. Meaning of Mensural. Synonyms of Mensural

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Definition of Mensural

Mensural
Mensural Men"su*ral, a. [L. mensuralis.] Of or pertaining to measure.

Meaning of Mensural from wikipedia

- Mensural notation is the musical notation system used for European vocal polyphonic music from the later part of the 13th century until about 1600. The...
- the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level). The beat is often defined as the rhythm listeners...
- second-longest note value still in use in modern music notation. In medieval mensural notation, the brevis was one of the shortest note lengths in use (Gehrkens...
- in 3 2 or 3 4 time, and was called tempus perfectum (perfect time). See Mensural time signatures below. The symbol is also a carry-over from the notational...
- older symbol . The note derives from the semiminima ('half minim') of mensural notation. The word "crotchet" comes from Old French crochet, meaning 'little...
- 3:1, with a system of mensural time signatures to distinguish between them. This black mensural notation gave way to white mensural notation around 1450...
- (such as quarter notes) occurred less often. This development of white mensural notation may be a result of the increased use of paper (rather than vellum)...
- note (quaver), hence the names. It is the equivalent of the semifusa in mensural notation, first found in 15th-century notation (Morehen and Rastall 2001)...
- the fourth to the quality of chromatic music. As a notation device in mensural notation, the 14th–16th century system of notating musical meters and rhythms...
- fewer beats. Prior to 1600 the term alla breve derives from the system of mensural or proportional notation (also called proportio dupla) in which note values...
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