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Rubyist, fledgling polyglot with a soft spot for AWK

In search of the perfect cup of coffee, and the perfect chord progression

I love language: words, grammar, meter and scan[scion].

I have reasonable pitch, and I play piano, harmonica, recorder, and harpejji.


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comment Musical notation/tablature for isomorphic instruments
@awe: sorry, confusing choice of words. I mean neither, actually. If you start a string at C, then go across the fretboard, the notes are: C D E F# G# A# C
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comment Musical notation/tablature for isomorphic instruments
I have seen a little tablature notation for guitar (despite, as you correctly surmise above, not being a guitarist), but I can't help but think it would get quite unweildy for an instrument with 16 strings (to say nothing of the 24-string bass variant). Are there any other notation systems people have used over time?
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comment Musical notation/tablature for isomorphic instruments
Sounds like a good working definition of uneven to me…
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comment Musical notation/tablature for isomorphic instruments
no, not like a guitar. Because there are fewer strings and wider intervals between strings on a guitar, your choices are naturally very limited. On a harpejji there are many more choices because of the greater number of strings and the smaller intervals between them…
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comment Musical notation/tablature for isomorphic instruments
That's true, I hadn't considered the string section of instruments. The harpejji's strings are only a tone apart, though, so the number of options are much greater…
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