Do Re Mi by Susan Roth
If You Can Read Music, Thank Guido D'Arezzo

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If you can read musical notes, you can sing any song or play any piece. But musical notes have not always been here. Long ago, songs were memorized. If songs were forgotten, they were lost forever.
Thanks to one man, Guido d’Arezzo, music now can last forever.

About Susan Roth

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Susan L. Roth has illustrated thirty-five books for children, many of which she has also written. She lives in Queens, New York, with her husband.
Published January 8, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Hearing of this success, the Pope invites him to Rome, but Guido humbly declines: “I am Guido of Arezzo.” Roth’s ingenious and intricate illustrations, made of papers “from all over the world,” constitute a unique vocabulary themselves.

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Italy's Guido d'Arezzo (990–circa 1050) changed all that with a system of musical notation that allowed people to read music much as they read words in a book.

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