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by yahya.abdal-aziz
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Sagittal events, announcements and history
Topic: The origin of Sagittal
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

Re: The origin of Sagittal

Guys, history is wonderful; moreover, history is necessary: history tells us who we are and where we came from. Thank you both so much for making these records accessible. History, according to George Orwell, is a tale told by the winners; so, without history, who wins? But we're certainly winning n...
by yahya.abdal-aziz
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Comparison with other notation systems
Topic: proportional/spatial + symbolic notation
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: proportional/spatial + symbolic notation

In your research on alternative notations, is any member familiar with the books written by Gardner Read on the subject? See the Wikipedia article on Gardner Read, Bibliography section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardner_Read#Bibliography , which includes these titles: -- (1978). Modern Rhythmic ...
by yahya.abdal-aziz
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Equal Division notations
Topic: Notation for Oneirotonic 8 nominal scale
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Notation for Oneirotonic 8 nominal scale

Dave, thanks for that link, and the gentle corrections. ("Almost correct" is "wrong", methinks!).

But shouldn't the N@ represent a "minor oneirofourth (aka major fourth, rising fourth)" rather than a "minor oneirofifth (aka major fourth, rising fourth)"?
by yahya.abdal-aziz
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Equal Division notations
Topic: Notation for Oneirotonic 8 nominal scale
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Notation for Oneirotonic 8 nominal scale

So, Dave, your basic "oneirotonic scale (LLsLLsLs)" would be J K L M N O P Q (J), with 3 "third-tone" steps in an 8-nominal oneirotonic scale, roughly corresponding to the 2 semitone steps of a 7-nominal diatonic? And the smallest EDOs for these two cases are 18-edo and 12-edo re...
by yahya.abdal-aziz
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Comparison with other notation systems
Topic: proportional/spatial + symbolic notation
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: proportional/spatial + symbolic notation

As far as I understand it, I think your proposal to use vertical pitch height more rationally (logarithmically) does make sense. … But why not just correct the irregularity? … Let me describe the end result, in case it's not already clear in your mind (sorry, I've nabbed images for all the things I'...
by yahya.abdal-aziz
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Notations for other tunings
Topic: an approach for non-octave tunings
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: an approach for non-octave tunings

As I've suggested elsewhere recently, perhaps another set of nominals would suit this case better. Then every tritave would start on the same tritave, and all tritaves of any note would share the same nominal. For a scale with 9 notes per tritave, you might use, say, the nominals P, Q, R, S, T, U, V...
by yahya.abdal-aziz
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Comparison with other notation systems
Topic: proportional/spatial + symbolic notation
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: proportional/spatial + symbolic notation

To start near the end of your post: Another excellent quality of the piano-roll notation (which I think of as a "player piano", or pianola, notation, having when a child delighted in my grandparent's instrument of that type) is this: that it shows both the start and the end of each note. A...
by yahya.abdal-aziz
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Notations for other tunings
Topic: Yer: a Sagittal study
Replies: 20
Views: 1965

Re: Yer: a Sagittal study

Cents deviations might be useful for dumb machine instructions. But for musically aware performers, are they like training wheels on a bike? Somebody who learns to ride with training wheels may never nerve themselves to take them off. Perhaps they're also like blinkers on a horse? A horse's blinkers...
by yahya.abdal-aziz
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Developing Educational Resources
Topic: harmonic vs. melodic notation
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: harmonic vs. melodic notation

… 23-EDO … according to Wikipedia , … If you look on its Wikipedia page, it proposes an interesting dichotomy: between a "harmonic notation" and a "melodic notation". The latter is dumber, treating sharps and flats more as instructions to move up or down by one scale step, respe...