[linux-audio-user] Note typesetting for Linux

Eric Dantan Rzewnicki rzewnickie at rfa.org
Fri Jul 9 15:04:15 EDT 2004


On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 02:39:19PM -0400, Chris Pickett wrote:
> Michal Seta wrote:
> >Well, I must be a different race of a classical musician.  I have been
> >trained as a classical musician and I've been trained to read the
> >black dots with beams people call scores.  However, a score is only a
> >representation of music.  The same music could be represented in
> >different ways.  As a guitarist I have learnt to play from a guitar
> >score, piano score, lead sheet, modern guitar tablature and
> >medieval/rennaissance tablature (of which there were 2 kinds).  These
> >are all valid representations of musical compositions and they all
> >have strengths and weaknesses.  Any piece of music (as long as it's
> >within the traditional 12 tone equal temperament) can be represented
> >using any of the above methods.  So why not text?  Entering textual
> >representation of music and following certain _markup_ rules is not
> >programming.  If it were so, simply scoring should be considered
> >programming, too.
> 
> Yes, in my mind, "programming" requires the existance of conditions and 
> (possibly backward) branches.

You mean like repeat signs, multiple endings for different times through
a section, codas, DS al capo, etc, etc?

-ERic Rz.


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