2. Reading Psalmodia is an introduction to Modern Byzantine Musical notation. "Reading Psalmodia" is available as three main pdf files with some sample transcriptions. "Reading Psalmodia" is a theoretical manual, not an instruction manual on how to sing psaltic chant, but it may well prove useful to students of chant in offering simple discussions in English of a variety of issues they will encounter.
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A, The Principles of Byzantine Music in Arabic Part 1(pdf)
Important: If you have read 1 and 2 then proceed to 3
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