Guido d' Arezzo
or Guido Aretinus
c.990–1050, Italian Benedictine monk
The Columbia Encyclopedia,
Fifth Edition Copyright ©1993,
ut queant laxis
Since the hymn ascends from one
note of the scale to another at the beginning of each line as the music
proceeds, the association between each scale tone and the syllable at
the beginning of the line.
pointed to positions on his hand corresponding to this system to instruct
the choir what to sing. good damn thing we replaced "ut" with "do"
so now you know. don't ask me again.