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    New notation system?

    Hasn't been a post in this neck of the woods for a while.
    I just saw this on another site--a new notation system that distinguishes say an F & an F# on a staff.

    I'll hold my thoughts & comments for now--and see what yours are first.
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    This would not simplify anything when you are sight reading. Just use accidentals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    This would not simplify anything when you are sight reading. Just use accidentals...
    My thoughts as well. A quick look at it, it seemed that they are just writing the notes a little bit above or below the normal position to replace accidentals. Well, that's pretty much how you could describe my hand-written charts - all over the place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    This would not simplify anything when you are sight reading. Just use accidentals...
    Well it could if you learn it--but that's the thing--something new to learn that you don't really need to learn if you already read standard notation.

    I find this an unnecessary attempt to re-invent the wheel.
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    Believe me when you are sight reading a chart at 200 BPM it is hard enough to read ledger lines- can you imagine how much more difficult this would make that? The problem is that because accidentals are half steps, missing one just about always results in a very bad clam note. Anything that makes it harder to instantly recognize an accidental would put you at a huge disadvantage.

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    Not to mention, a student who learned this method would be completely lost if they picked up any other piece of sheet music that was produced in the last 500+ years.

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    you got that right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mreilander View Post
    Not to mention, a student who learned this method would be completely lost if they picked up any other piece of sheet music that was produced in the last 500+ years.
    That is one of my biggest issues with this.
    Sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    Sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone.
    a lot of times....

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    Having said all this, a couple hundred years ago, there were various forms of notation being developed. Tab was all the rage...
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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