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1 : An instrument for experimenting upon the mathematical relations of musical sounds. It consists of a single string stretched between two bridges, one or both of which are movable, and which stand upon a graduated rule for the purpose of readily changing and measuring the length of the part of the string between them.

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1 : Monochord

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An instrument for experimenting upon the mathematical relations of musical sounds. It consists of a single string stretched between two bridges, one or both of which are movable, and which stand upon a graduated rule for the purpose of readily changing and measuring the length of the part of the string between them.

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From Wikipedia

A string, tied at A, is kept in tension by W, a suspended weight, and two bridges, B and the movable bridge C, while D is a freely moving wheel,[1] density may be tested by using different strings

A monochord, also known as sonometer (see below), is an ancient musical and scientific laboratory instrument, involving one (mono) string (chord). The term monochord is sometimes used as the class-name for any musical stringed instrument having only one string and a stick shaped body, also known as musical bows. According to the Hornbostel–Sachs system, string bows are bar zithers (311.1) while monochords are traditionally board zithers (314). The "harmonical canon", or monochord is, at its least, "merely a string having a board under it of exactly the same length, upon which may be delineated the points at which the string must be stopped to give certain notes," allowing comparison.[2]

A string is fixed at both ends and stretched over a sound box. One or more movable bridges are then manipulated to demonstrate mathematical relationships among the frequencies produced. "With its single string, movable bridge and graduated rule, the monochord (kanōn [Greek: law]) straddled the gap between notes and numbers, intervals and ratios, sense-perception and mathematical reason."[3] However, "music, mathematics, and astronomy were [also] inexorably linked in the monochord."[4]

  1. ^ Jeans, Sir James (1937/1968). Science & Music, p.62. Dover. ISBN 0-486-61964-8.
  2. ^ Dr. Crotch (October 1, 1861). "On the Derivation of the Scale, Tuning, Temperament, the Monochord, etc.", The Musical Times.
  3. ^ Creese, David (2010). The Monochord in Ancient Greek Harmonic Science, p.vii. Cambridge. ISBN 9780521843249.
  4. ^ Terpstra, Siemen (1993). "An Introduction to the Monochord", Alexandria 2: The Journal of the Western Cosmological Traditions, Volume 2, p.137-9. David Fideler, ed. Red Wheel/Weiser. ISBN 9780933999978.

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Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Noun
      • 1.2.1 Synonyms
      • 1.2.2 Derived terms
      • 1.2.3 Translations

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin monochordon. See chord.

Noun[edit]

monochord (plural monochords)

  1. A musical instrument for experimenting with the mathematical relations of musical sounds, consisting of a single string stretched between two bridges, one or both of which can be moved, and which stand upon a graduated rule for the purpose of changing and measuring the length of the part of the string between them.
    • 1840, Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Williams, The Chinese Repository (page 40)
      If a musician were going to give a lecture upon the mathematical part of his art, he would find a very elegant substitute for the monochord in the Chinese kin.
  2. A stringed instrument with only one string.

Synonyms[edit]

  • kanon (used in the context of ancient Greek music)

Derived terms[edit]

  • monochordist

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