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Gamʹmut, or Gamut (g hard)


It is gamma ut, “ut” being the first word in the Guido-von-Arrezzo scale of ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la. In the eleventh century the ancient scale was extended a note below the Greek proslambanʹomy note (our A), the first space of the bass staff. The new note was termed γ (gamma), and when “ut” was substituted by Arrezzo the “supernumerary” note was called gamma or ut, or shortly gammʹ uti.e. “Gut.” The gammut, therefore, properly means the diatonic scale beginning in the bass clef with “G.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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