Our webmaster has been hard at work on some welcome enhancements to the “music notations” section of our website. Gone are the old, grainy, scanned-in images of chromatic scales from the Directory of Music Notation Proposals; they’ve been replaced with crisp, clean computer-graphics images. In addition we’ve added information on the year in which each notation system was first documented, and added a page where they are sorted by date.
Our homepage has also been revised. There you will see that we have merged our chromatic staves tutorial with our account of the disadvantages of traditional music notation. This puts the concept of the chromatic staff front and center where our visitors can’t miss it. It also makes it easier to understand the drawbacks of traditional notation when they are presented together with a better approach.