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Old 08-19-2019, 08:20 AM   #289
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Originally Posted by adXok View Post
Saying that naming each note or giving each of the 12 their own unique symbols (shape, letter... doesn't matter...) is like saying, you do not need some of the letters in your alphabet (your language).

You have to explain why? Not just say that you do not see any benefits, not like it. What benefits would you like to see?
If we keep everything about standard notation and only throw out the system of 7 letters and modifiers (sharp, flat, natural) in trade for a system of 12 letters, the staff notation grows by alot. In the 7 letters and modifiers system, we can represent multiple pitches per line or space of the staff. If instead we give each of the 12 pitches it's own letter, now we have to dedicate a line or space per pitch.

Ok. Let's throw out the staff in trade for octave rows. Now all 12 pitches of an octave are represented on a single row. If we want a different octave, we only need a new row above or below. That's pretty nice. But how do we spell out chords in this notation without clashing with octave rows?

Also, having thrown out the dots, lines, and spaces, we have eliminated visual contours of dots (interval patterns) and stacked dots which represent chords (chord patterns), i.e., visual pattern recognition has been thrown away. It becomes not unlike looking at graphed sound waves vs. looking at the number sequences which make them up.

Of course, there are arguments against these points.
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