Time and Pitch

Two thoughts or ideas came up when discussing notation in a seminar recently.

  1. When generalizing a bit, we could state that regular staff notation (especially before WWII) offered more felexibility in timing (see also this article by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson) while presenting pich accurately. On the other hand, MGN (utilizing time based media) is rather flexible in pitch while time is acurately represented.
  2. Graphic Notation in general (and MGN in specific) are useful for "abstract" and "non harmonic" music. In other words, trying to convert a piano sonata to graphic notation or composing minimal music using MGN simply does not make sense.
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