Category Archives: Notation

Reflections on an Improved Notation System for 53-et and Just Intonation

Notation53et titlepageAn explanation of how the author derived a better notation for 53-E.T. from the practical experience of tuning stringed instruments in Just Intonation. The necessity of an organised efficient procedure in tuning by Harmonics led to the conception of a “field-map” which became the seed-bed for the new pitch notation and its functional counterpart.

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The MNMA Notation Evaluation

MNMA titlepageI was asked to evaluate 37 notation proposals by the committee of the MNMA. I examined all the proposals and gave their strong and weak points. Then I chose the six best and further narrowed it down to two alternatives. It was published by the MNMA in 1999.

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