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Old 08-16-2019, 09:45 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by drtedtan View Post
Actually, there should be a position indicated in well written standard notation.
indicating voicing(position) on the guitar neck is not in any of the music books I have. none. you can argue that these are "not well written standard notation" but no online music sites indicate neck position either, and guitar scoring apps themselves don't use the feature.

and when the position is used, it conflicts with the letters used in other parts of the notation.


is that a fret position or is it a chord. oh, it's a fret position. the chords are just above that but using the same roman numerals V. oh, but they're a slightly different font.

these are mistakes from an archaic system due to lack of technology in typesetting. That is letting limitations from a font collection hamper your musical expression.

And my previous comment is absolutely true:

"this brings up the point that there are already two competing versions of music notation already, with drastically different understandings, and players find it difficult to transition between the two. (classical player will get confused by jazz chart and vice versa)."

if you don't believe that jazz and classical conflict in this way, re-visit a performance school where classical players can be seen struggling if someone challenges them with a jazz chart which has different symbols for the same types of chords. Only the rarer musicians are familiar with both systems and can move between them. Go download a jazz app like iRealPro with a jazz chart and give it to a classical pianist to play, with all of it's bizarre-looking symbols compared to classical notation.

It seems there are a lot of difficult angles in the current broken system which typical musicians themselves are simply not aware of. is offline   Reply With Quote