"A devotional form of music originating in The Superior Rampart. The form guides musicians during improvised performances. The music is played on a nog. The entire performance should feel playful, and it is to be very loud.
The nog always does the main melody and makes trills.
The form has a simple structure: three to five unrelated passages.
Each of the simple passages is moderately fast. Each passage is performed using the kulet scale and in the noval rhythm. Each passage should be performed using glides.
Scales are constructed from twenty-four notes spaced evenly throughout the octave. The tonic note is fixed only at the time of performance. Every note is named. The names are thoth (spoken tho), thatthil (tha), gostang (go), libash (li), lakish (la), asdos (as), roder (ro), nel (ne), biban (bi), ugog (ug), ish (ish), robek (ro), olmul (olm), nokzam (no), emuth (em), fer (fe), uvel (uv), dolush (do), agek (ag), ucat (uc), ngarak (nga), enir (en), ugath (ug) and lisig (li).
The kulet heptatonic scale is thought of as two disjoint chords spanning two perfect fourths. These chords are named alak and gatal.
The alak tetrachord is the 1st, the 3rd, the 5th and the 11th degrees of the quartertone octave scale.
The gatal tetrachord is the 15th, the 18th, the 21st and the 25th (completing the octave) degrees of the quartertone octave scale.
The noval rhythm is made from two patterns: the alath (considered the primary) and the suthmam. The patterns are to be played over the same period of time, concluding together regardless of beat number.
The alath rhythm is a single line with sixteen beats divided into two bars in a 8-8 pattern. The beats are named osod (spoken os), thikut (thi), cog (co), selsten (se), egdoth (eg), othsin (oths), idek (id) and ust (ust). The beat is stressed as follows:
| x X x x - - x x | - - - - - x - - |
where X marks an accented beat, x is a beat, - is silent and | indicates a bar.
The suthmam rhythm is a single line with four beats. The beat is stressed as follows:
| - X x x |
where X marks an accented beat, x is a beat, - is silent and | indicates a bar."
3 chants with following structure:
[ 0, 2, 0, -1 ] 2x
[ 1, 2, 5, 2 ] 3x
[ 3, 4, 1, 2 ] 2x
[ 2, 0, -1, 0 ] 3x
[ 4, 1, -2, 0 ] 2x
[ 3, -1, -1, 2 ] 2x
[ 2, -1, 3, -2 ] 3x
[ 2, 0, 0, -2 ] 1x
[ 2, 1, 0, 0 ] 1x
[ 5, 1, -1, 0 ] 1x
[ 2, 5, 0, 2 ] 2x
[ 3, 0, -2, 1 ] 2x
[ 1, 1, 2, 2 ] 1x
[ 0, 0, 1, 2 ] 3x
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