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Re: Custom music notation?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Custom music notation?
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:06:45 +0100
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Pashkuli Keyboard <> writes:

> Hi, David
> I am not interested in the 'mainstream' or in what 'everybody else is
> doing'.
> I am interested in *new* *Music notation* and *new* *keyboard instruments*
> (alternative and improvements of the piano: J. Trotter, T. Dreschke, P.
> Jankó, etc.).
> I know very little about accordions. Kravtsov seems to be doing something
> interesting, at least it is different.
> Of course "best match" is not just hollow word, otherwise piano would not
> have been divided into black and white keys.
> The white keys are simply a "best much" to a natural major/minor scale and
> modes. Also "accidentals" denote certain deviations from that reference
> "match" scale.
> Is it necessary... I think it is not. People do not compose strictly
> diatonic music (in some genres, maybe yes, but that is subjective
> preference of style).
> I do not know what you mean by Western music, but certainly there is
> "western" music with "accidentals".

A piano does not have only white keys.  You are confusing the
availability of accidentals (starting from some, possibly temporary, key
signature) with them being exchangeable with the main notes.  Now of
course there is dodecaphony, but you'll be hard put to find musicians
who have grown so much into it that they have stopped referencing scale
notes for performing music.  So as performance material, there will not
be much use for that.

David Kastrup

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