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Old 08-16-2019, 08:41 AM   #54
vassaux
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You could waste a lifetime fooling with this, instead of playing (and enjoying) music. The commons system is in use because it is functional, and that's all everybody really needs. Most rock musicians play from memory, and don't use a chart of any kind. There's tab, chord charts, notation and personal shorthand for those that do use one.

Jonathan Cain once said about synthesizers, "either program them, or play them, don't try to do both. If you want to play, play, there are plenty of people selling good patches. If you'd rather explore programming, do that, and let other people play them".

Write something great, and get help with notating it, if you need it. Devising an entirely new system of notation seems like a great way to give yourself headaches, and to spend the rest of your life frustrated, because you can't get others to adopt it.
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