from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • Thus, parhypate, which in the enharmonic is at the interval of half a semitone from hypate, has a semitone interval when transferred to the chromatic.

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