Plain Music Notation system by Pashkuli

For a fancy visual presentations of the Plain Music Notation (PMN) system, please, visit this page: Plain Music Notation (PMN) system

The idea is plain and simple. In 12-TET there are 12 tones that have their names as follows:

Bo, Da, Fe, Gu, Lo, Ma, Ne, Pu, Ro, Sa, Te, Vu

The tones are designated according to the first consonant letter of their corresponding names:

B, D, F, G, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, V

The vowels: O, A, E, U have been used as they are the most common and easy to get sung in vocal exercises.

The intervals in the Plain Notation System are also straightforward as follows:

  • zero interval means – unison
  • the smallest interval – first (prime)
  • second
  • third
  • fourth
  • fifth
  • sixth
  • seventh
  • octave (eight)
  • ninth
  • tenth
  • eleventh
  • renova (anew, again)
  • refirst
  • resecond
  • rethird
  • … and so on

The inversions of the intervals obey the formula: Ia + a = 12 (Ia is the inversion of a)

A small comparison between the conventional notation system and PMN:

For videos about Pashkuli products, please see also: Pashkuli Keyboard Instruments (YouTube channel)