That is a great analogy.
I would also say that music notation is fundamentally visual, not audio
or sequential. Musicians reading a score aren't necessarily going "note
by note" anymore than the typical person reading text reads "letter by
letter". I guess sequencers aren't quite up to the
On 04/08/2016 12:29 PM, Silas Mortimer wrote:
> Not that I think we should abandon the old way by any means, but maybe
> there ought to be a notation 2.0, completely reworked to be an easy
> learning curve for those who already know the old notation, but make
> more sense to coding. I wonder if
That makes a lot of sense.
On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 9:50 AM, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:
> As I already said this is really a bit of a conundrum
> I think a good analogy would be imagine writing in a word processor
> (e.g. Writer) or typesetting system (e.g. Latex) VS.
I can definitely believe it, I just didn't see it before you explained
it. It makes sense.
Not that I think we should abandon the old way by any means, but maybe
there ought to be a notation 2.0, completely reworked to be an easy
learning curve for those who already know the old notation, but
On 04/07/2016 07:04 PM, Silas Mortimer wrote:
> If I might ask, because I've been wondering about this, what makes
> doing notation so difficult?
I think the root of it is because notation is a very analog,
infinitely-variable kind of thing that is difficult to represent and
manipulate in an
On 04/07/2016 07:00 PM, Silas Mortimer wrote:
> I don't mind sending it here.
Got it, and took a quick look. I need to take a more detailed look to
figure out what's going on here, and I will have to come back to this
tomorrow. Everything is fixable though. No worries.
>>> My understanding of notation is that a whole note is a whole measure.
Only in 4/4 or 2/2 time that is.
I would like to add that a whole REST can mean a whole measure, even if
time is not 4/4, if the rest is placed in the middle of an otherwise empty
bar! I have not tried if RG knows
On 07/04/2016 21:15, Silas Mortimer wrote:
> I should start doing that.
> Anyway, as I said before, I had to make the time signature 2/4, which
> would make a whole note of four beats span two measures. I know it's
> weird, but I started composing the piece on guitar and wound up having
On 07/04/2016 17:55, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On 04/07/2016 10:44 AM, Silas Mortimer wrote:
>> do that and then use shortcuts in LilyPond to "clean it up" visually?
>> To be specific, what I'm asking is if LilyPond has ways of easily
>> fixing problems like my first example.