Numbered Notes music notation has been redesigned to be easy to learn and fully functional. That means that it can write out Mozart, Bach, Chopin and everything else. Here is an overview of how we have tried to improve traditional notation to make it more functional and easier to learn.
We have redesigned the staves into a "12 Note Staff"
Each note is accounted for in the staff, and relates to a specific labeling of each key in sequential numeric order. Octave numbers precede the staff to define what range you are in...If the instrument plays in a certain range then that is what octave number you give it. Literal....direct information! Because each note is assigned a number you can determine intervals by just adding or subtracting the difference between two notes. Thus the interval between 1C and 8G is +7 (or a P5'th). Referring to the intervals in (half steps) allows for literal distances. So the intervals in a Major scale are Root+(2457911) or Root +(Mjr2, Mjr3, P4, P5, Mjr7 and Mjr7) The benefit to using numbers is you can just add the intervals to the Root note and determine what other notes are diatonic. So, in the key of 3 we apply a Major scale and get 3+(2457911) or 3,5,7,8,12,2 or A,E,F#,G,B,C#. Numbers are made for counting which is very helpful when navigating scale patterns applied to root notes!
Timing...is redesigned into a system called Counts Per Measure. The top number of a traditional "Key Signature" defines how many 'C.P.M's" there are. Each note is considered "single" unless modified to be "fractional" or "multiple"
All other types of articulation are possible and still function like Traditional Music Notation. Here is an example.
We have the ability to "convert" any song at any complexity to Numbered Notes, thus we can truly offer the potential to revolutionize music notation for the next generation.
We also have a free Iphone App allowing new users from around the world to learn to play music.
Music notation has evolved many times over the years. We hope Numbered Notes will earn its place in the great history of human innovations allowing for over 90% of the people around the world to play music. It is as easy as play by numbers but also has all the complexities to go as far as you want to take it!
What do you think?....
Have you ever thought about why it looks the way it does?
If it could be better?
How many people would benefit from an updated version of music notation?
Your thoughts? Please post....