This is a collection of images illustrating Black-Oval Twinline. Black-Oval Twinline was briefly named “TwinNote” between June and December of 2009, before Morris introduced the new version of TwinNote. The images below originally appeared on the TwinNote website during this … Continue reading →

Chromatic Pairs is an alternative music notation system by Fernando Terra introduced in October of 2011. Introduction Chromatic Pairs is based on the basic five-line chromatic staff. Below is an image of the chromatic scale on a traditional diatonic staff … Continue reading →

Color Coded Music (CCM) uses a four line three space staff to represent the seven white keys, A, B, C, D, E, F and G. There are 8 groups of keys on the piano and these are represented by coloring … Continue reading →

DCMN Dozenal Conventional Music Notation Hamburger Musik Pianotyp Notation = Hamburg Music PianoType Notation (HMPN) Hamburger Musik Emoji Notation = Hamburg Music Emoji Notation (HMEN) Preliminary information ( more detailed information coming soon) see also hamburgmusicnotation.com for more

Dozenal Conventional Music Notation DCMN Dear reader, We will present this letter under the category Music Notation on the website of www.dozenalsociety.org.uk/ and on the forum of www.musicnotation.org with the request to the governing body of that organisation to move … Continue reading →

Equiton is a notation system designed by Rodney Fawcett and published by him in Zurich in 1958. It uses a six-degree staff rather than either a pitch-proportional twelve-degree chromatic staff, or a traditional diatonic staff. It uses its own rhythm … Continue reading →

My preferred version of Express Stave, is the ‘reverse color’ version, where the naturals (white keys on a piano) are represented with black note-heads, and the black keys (sharps and flats) have white note-heads. See the following PDF files for … Continue reading →

The Application of Mathematical Principles in Music We decided to set this text bilingual, since our native language is German and we are not sure that the translation is correct in all aspects. Wir haben beschlossen diesen Text zweisprachig einzustellen, … Continue reading →

This is the original version of Hass notation. It uses a five-line, pitch-proportional chromatic staff whose lines are spaced three semitones (a minor third) apart. Three noteheads shapes are used: an oval on lines, and downward and upward triangles in … Continue reading →

This is an illustration of the Howe-Way music notation system from the cover of Book Two of the Howe-Way Music Method, by Hilbert A. Howe (year: 1964). On the Howe-Way staff there are six vertical staff positions per octave: three … Continue reading →

The “I-Accord” (First accord or Iraq Accord) is a music notation system with 3 lines per octave designed by Saieb Khalil. (The first version of the text and images on this page came from his documentation of this system that … Continue reading →

See more comprehensive illustrations here: Demo File (PDF) Example sheet music: Maple Leaf Rag (PDF) Compare with: Maple Leaf Rag in Traditional Notation (PDF) What? Why? and for Whom? This system is a minimally radical 6-6 music notation system designed … Continue reading →

MSG is the acronym for “Modified Schoenberg notation for Guitar,” by Ole Kirkeby. It is closely related to Chromatic Lyre Notation by Jan Braunstein and Clairnote by Paul Morris, as well as to Kirkeby’s newer SLING notation. The system spans … Continue reading →

Numbered Notes is an alternative music notation system introduced by Jason MacCoy in 2009. It uses the numbers from 1 to 12 to designate notes. There have been two major versions of the system. The first version (2009-2012) places the … Continue reading →

For the final version of Plain Notation System please go to: Plain Notation System The idea is plain and simple. In 12-TET there are 12 tones that have their names as follows: Do, Bu, Re, Na, Mi, Fa, Ge, So, … Continue reading →

Shape notes are a music notation designed to facilitate congregational and community singing. Links to more information on shape note are available on the More Notation Systems Page, under the heading “Systems that use the traditional diatonic staff”. To understand … Continue reading →

Slantnote-bis Intro for Students The Squiggle–that diagram between the two phrases above, with the footprints–will leap-frog you over the worst beginning difficulties of music reading and music theory. There are many-plenty examples of Slantnote-bis at EarFirst.com for practice on familiar … Continue reading →

SLING, by Ole Kirkeby, is an acronym for “Schoenberg-Lyrebird Isomorphic Notation for Guitar.” It is closely related to Lyrebird by Jan Braunstein, Clairnote by Paul Morris, and MSG by Ole Kirkeby. Staff lines, from bottom to top, are E2 – … Continue reading →

There are many resources available for Traditional Notation, known also as Western Notation and simply as “music” writing. The Music Publishers Association has created a valuable document: Standard Music Notation Practice (PDF) It offers in one document the list of … Continue reading →

TwinNote Music Notation by Paul Morris was designed in December of 2009 when it was first introduced on this wiki page. For more complete documentation of TwinNote, see the TwinNote Music Notation website and also this page on the Music … Continue reading →