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Metabolē (Gk.: ‘change’ or ‘exchange’)locked

  • André Barbera

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A term used in ancient Greek writings to indicate a tonal or rhythmic change in music, or one of ēthos. There is no better translation of metabolē than ‘modulation’, although the latter term most commonly refers to change of key, whereas the ancient Greek term was used in more varied ways....

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Journal of Musicology