The world of music: how we got the notes

We can write music in a sheet of paper as well as we write words. Have you ever thought how the musical notes became what they are now? Let's learn together!

The first lines of the hymn are following:

Ut queant laxis
Resonare fibris,
Mira gestorum
Famuli tuorum,
Solve polluti
Labii reatum,
Sancte Iohannes

Thus, the names of the notes were: Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La. The note "Si" was added later. All of the syllables, except for "Ut" are open ones, they are easy to sing. As a result, "Ut" was changed into "Do" - that probably came from a Latin word "Dominus" (God).

Here is the Catholic hymn for you to get acquainted with:

And what do you think about that? Do you have any interesting facts to share? If so, tell us in the comments below, please!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
When did te get changed to si? Just asking! 😊👍
Oct 2, 2021 6:03PM
Christopher Ridings
No mention of Duns Scotus?
May 24, 2020 4:39PM
Robert Snow
Doe a Deer a female Deer , Ray , a drop of golden sun , Me , a name I call myself ............
May 6, 2019 4:58PM
Jakob Gerber
You forget something old every day ...
May 24, 2018 4:47PM
Dan McIntyre
liked the info, dislike all the Damn ads and pop ups all of a sudden. You try to read what someone posted and your damn screen keeps jumping up and down! How the hell is someone suppose to get anything done! You can't even grab the slide bar to hold it still. This keeps up I won't participate any longer.
May 21, 2018 5:47PM
Chromatically is Do, De, Ray, Re, Me, Fa, Fe, Sol, Si, Te, Do
May 13, 2018 8:22PM
Richard Elliott
I thought that the added note would have been "Ti" not "Si"
Apr 20, 2018 8:36AM
Luv music
Feb 1, 2018 10:00PM
Amar Dhillon
Very unique really. Perhaps this language of music exists only in the West. Here in India, and perhaps in the East, there is no such written language for music.
Jan 31, 2018 7:17PM
WOW! That was amazing. Thank you.
Oct 31, 2017 12:56AM
Tom Seigo
I come from a family that loves to sing but never took a single lesson of music composition!! Still, interesting!
Oct 30, 2017 8:26PM
Geraldine Tettemer
very interesting, never heard this
Oct 30, 2017 11:02AM
fascinating...I sing...for myself...and really can't read music...that is one of the things I wish I would have done...too busy with football...and girls....
Oct 28, 2017 8:36PM
Shirley Hambrick
Thanks for the info. I had never heard.
Oct 7, 2017 7:21AM
Jaya Parimu
Jaya Parimu, I'm is "OM"
Oct 7, 2017 2:18AM

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