Music Notation reference guide

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Re: Music Notation reference guide

Post by David Gutowski » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:31 am

Dirck Nagy wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:53 am
I use Kurt Stone's venerable Music Notation in the 20th Century.

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Thanks Dirck...do you like it? Is it helpful for cg players?
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Re: Music Notation reference guide

Post by Dirck Nagy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:35 pm

David Gutowski wrote:
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Is it helpful for cg players?
Well, not necessarily. It is a definitive manual for music notation, i.e. the conventions of musical typesetting (the organization of items on the page). It is not specific to guitar but helpful for composers, which is what I thought you were after.

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Re: Music Notation Guide

Post by CathyCate » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:12 pm

David
For sure you have complete freedom to create what you like. Originality prevails.

By "copyists conventions" I was referring only to the graphic elements that make a score readable and playable by performers other than yourself: mechanics such as indicating key signatures, clef signs, rests, repeat signs, etc.
All the details of notation that music copyists, type setters and proof readers work to perfect prior to publication. At least that was the case in the old days. :D
In the 21st century I guess music notation programs have simplified all of this for computer literate composers.

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Re: Music Notation Guide

Post by David Gutowski » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:32 am

Hi Cathy,
I get it now...thanks for the clarification....composing is a lot of fun and keeps my interest up with my cg playing.
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Re: Music Notation reference guide

Post by David Gutowski » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:39 am

Yes, thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. I ordered one from Amazon-got the plastic sleeve version for under 10 dollars.
Thanks for the heads up.
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I didn't realize there were so many good guides out there...also ordered one called Norton Manual Of Music Notation.
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Re: Music Notation reference guide

Post by cadiz » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:22 am

Well, this Norton's book is over thirty years old (1987).
The current and recognized reference is the book "Behind Bars" by Elaine Gould, released in 2011.

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Re: Music Notation reference guide

Post by pogmoor » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:43 am

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Re: Music Notation reference guide

Post by David Gutowski » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:29 am

pogmoor wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:43 am
Two threads on the same topic have been merged. Please do not post concurrent threads on the same topic.
Sorry...won't happen again...thanks for the heads up on the forum's procedures.
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Re: Music Notation reference guide

Post by David Gutowski » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:34 am

cadiz wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:22 am
Well, this Norton's book is over thirty years old (1987).
The current and recognized reference is the book "Behind Bars" by Elaine Gould, released in 2011.
I looked the book up on Amazon and it is indeed a great book. Looks a little advanced for what I needed, so I ordered Nortons Manual of Music Notation...just needed the basics for now. If I every get good at it, I'll invest in the Behind Bars book.
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