I didn't have class today as it's the first of May, so I'm going to practice singing on my own. There's this tricky exercise I'm working on where you go down 3 notes in total, ascend 2 notes, then leap down to the lowest note in the phrase, then back up 1 to the note you skipped. I'll illustrate it using parallagḗ (which are solfegé but for Byzantine music lol)
Pl. 4, d: Nn ← this is an approximation of þ mode; this one is basically a Cmaj scale (not exactly but whatever lol) Ni`nn: ← this is an approximation of a 'martyria', i.e. which note to sing Pa` Ni` Zo Ke Zo Ni` Ke, Ni Zo♭ Ke Di Ke Zo♭ Di, ← Zo is attracted to Di in this mode ∴ it's flat Zo♭ Ke Di Ga Di Ke Ga, Ke Di Ga Vou Ga Di Vou, Di Ga Vou Pa Vou Ga Pa, Ga Vou Pa Ni Zo-Ni Ni :Nd
I'm ok with the sounds, it's just the names of the letters that I'm having trouble with. Basically, I need more practice (and I'm procrastinating a little bit lol).
I'm going to drink more coffee and get back to practicing now. I'll write again soon.
Воскрешења ден, просвєтимо се, људи
Пасха, Господа Пасха: од смрти ко житју,
и од земје ко небеси,
Христос Бог нас прєведе,
мы пєвајуче победны химн
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