Musical notes are vibrations that produce a sound at a constantly determined frequency. Seven fundamental notes have been defined: DO, RE, MI, FA, SOL, LA, SI, which represent these specific frequencies by means of a set of signs called musical figures and put together with one another on a staff, constitute a melody.
The origin of the seven musical notes dates back to the Middle Ages in the 11th century when the Benedictine monk Guido D'Arezzo established a nomenclature for the anthem Ut queant laxis, which was composed by Peter the Deacon, around the 8th century And that it had the peculiarity that each sentence of the stanza began with a note superior to the phrase that preceded it.
THE STROKE IS THE NEXT:
Ut queant laxis (So that they may exalt)
Resonare fibris (with all your voice)
Mira gestorum (sing your wonderful ones)
Famuli tuorum (these are your servants' exploits,)
Solve polluti (forgive the fouls)
Labii reatum (our impure lips,)
Sancte Ioannes (Oh Blessed Saint John!)
In this stanza, Guido D'Arezzo took the initials of each sentence and established the musical notes: UT (DO) -RE-MI-FA-SOL-LA-SI.
Later, in century XVII, Giovanni Battista Doni changed the name of the first UT note, by DO in order to facilitate its pronunciation.
Through the musical notes, the different sounds that make up the music, considered as the universal language, are constructed by allowing us to communicate our thoughts and feelings regardless of culture, age, sex or religion.