Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient Greek music, the lowest tone of the disjunct tetrachord: so called because it lay next to (above) the tone mese. Its pitch was probably about that of the B next below middle C. See tetrachord.

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  • [Note 8: Codd. _diatessaron_, which is impossible, paramese being the concord of the fourth to the chromatic meson, and identical with the chromatic synhemmenon.] 5.

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