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Saturday, November 22, 2003

Saturday November 22, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 PM

For Saint Cecilia’s Day

“Bastian Perrot… constructed a frame, modeled on a child’s abacus, a frame with several dozen wires on which could be strung glass beads of various sizes, shapes, and colors. The wires corresponded to the lines of the musical staff, the beads to the time values of the notes, and so on. … What later evolved out of that students’ sport and Perrot’s bead-strung wires bears to this day the name by which it became popularly known, the Glass Bead Game.”

Hermann Hesse, Das Glasperlenspiel

Compare and contrast:

Marpurg Model

Seifert Model

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