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Nature volume 36, pages 343345 | Download Citation



IN the February number of Longman's Magazine, there is a remarkable article “On Melody in Speech,” by Mr. F. Weber, Resident Organist of the German Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace. The object of the writer is more comprehensive than his title expresses, for he says in his opening paragraph, “There is an infinite variety of interesting and pleasing sounds in Nature's music around us that may be noted by an attentive ear.” This may be readily granted; but Mr. Weber goes on, “hese sounds are mostly melodious and harmonious, or in some harmonious connexion, and form exact intervals and chords.”

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