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A shapenote notation for a Jankó keyboard
This is to introduce the ChromaTonnetz2 notation for a Jankó Keyboard. I’m attaching a couple examples. One is an old hymn and the chromatic scale. The other is a representation of jazz chords. Note that I changed color schemes and … Continue reading
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Absolute Timing Notation — Note On Only
Another attempt to improve music timing notation– To make the actual beginning of each note stand out, I tried putting a note of minimal duration only at the starting time, and replacing the remainder of the duration with rests in … Continue reading
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Tonnetz Torus Picture
This is a sketch of the Tonnetz Torus drawn with straight lines (triangles and squares). I’ve also added arrows to indicate the direction around the cycles. See my previous post for additional details.
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My Janko Glockenspiel
My Janko Glockenspiel The development of the 4×3 Tonnetz notation discussed in my earlier post is motivated in part by Roy Pertchik’s tricolor vibraphone with it’s 66 “Janko” keyboard arrangement. http://users.rcn.com/roypertchik/2ndPage/Music/theory1.htm. This suggested to me that the simplest and most economical … Continue reading
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TonnetzBased 4×3 Notation
(Revised 2/25/2011 to correct errors in the Bach example.) (Revised 12/13/2010 to add Chromatic Scale example and correct an error in the Bach example, and other editorial revisions.) I’ve created a font to print music in a Tonnetzbased 4×3 notation. … Continue reading
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Using Excel Formulas to Convert a PianoRoll Spreadsheet to StaffKlavar1
In previous entries I described techniques for creating simple alternativenotation scores using just word processing and spreadsheet software and a homemade font. I used the spreadsheet only to create and format a table. I did not use formulas or calculations, … Continue reading
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Using Custom Fonts to Print Simple Sheet Music with Common Software
I’ve produced playable simplified sheet music using a just a Word Processor and a custom font that I developed using a free online font system FontStruct. The sheet music notation is similar to KlavarSkribo, described in a previous post. Continue reading
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Create Piano Roll Notation with a Spreadsheet
A printable, readable, playable score for simple beginner songs can be created in “piano roll” notation with a common spreadsheet program. A onetoone match between notation and piano keyboard, plus the option of finger numbers for every note, can be a significant aid to the beginner, especially for music with many accidentals or a multioctave range. Continue reading
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Print EasiertoPlay Sheet Music with common software.
Traditional sheet music notation is not a good match to the modern piano keyboard. But one can use common Word Processor and Spreadsheet software to create alternative “sheet music” formats that do match the keyboard. Continue reading
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