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Re: Diatonic notation system
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Graham Breed |
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Re: Diatonic notation system |
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Sun, 7 Dec 2008 19:31:34 +0800 |
2008/12/7 Hans Aberg <address@hidden>:
> On 7 Dec 2008, at 11:42, Graham Breed wrote:
>
>> The only 12-ness is in the tuning of MIDI files, which I think you can
>> change to get extended meantone.
>
> The implementations in Turkish music seemed to force a multiple of 12,
> whereas it should be E53.
Ah. Well, that's one configuration file, which you can change. The
tunings are expressed as a fraction of a whole tone but I don't think
there's a limit on the precision.
>> What do you mean by "a diatonic
>> notation system"?
>
> It is what yo get by adjoining to the notes A B C D E F G, octaves, sharps
> and flats. When reducing in octaves, this is a finite system exactly when it
> is an n-equal temperament. The underlying mathematical structure is simple:
>
> It is the set of pitches that is generated by p m + q M, where p and q are
> integers, and m (resp. M) is a minor (resp. major) (abstract) second. Sharps
> (resp. flats) raise (resp. lower) with the amount M - m.
I think you can do that in the configuration files. I haven't tried
it yet, mind. I think you have to specify every note you might use in
advance. At least that's the way I've always seen it. Check that
Turkish example file. I don't think the nominals have to start in
equal temperament.
It's all Scheme code.
There would be a problem in using a notation system with more than 7
nominals to the octave. That's hard-wired.
(I'm talking about the development branch here. There's a different
system for accidentals in the stable release. But you can't be
looking at that because it doesn't have the Turkish accidentals,
right?)
> When choosing values for m and M, and a tuning frequency, one gets a tuning
> of the notated music; one of them suffices if the octave is assumed. For
> example, one extended meantone tuning popular during the Renaissance uses M
> = sqrt(5/4).
>
> One can also describe intermediate pitches on top of this. It works with
> oriental music, I think this is what the Sagittal microtonal notation system
> notation does.
Sagittal is a big set of accidentals that can have different meanings
in different contexts. I expect there'd need to be a different
configuration file for each of those contexts when it eventually
works.
As Sagittal isn't working we are a bit short of sharp symbols. There
are some arrowed accidentals on the way, though.
Graham
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