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date: 26 March 2019


The Oxford Companion to Music
Anthony PryerAnthony Pryer

The term ‘musical notation’ can be applied to any formal indication of how sounds and silences intended as music should be reproduced. Major variations in notation arise with dramatic changes of date or provenance, but decisive technical variations can also occur according to the performance medium (orchestral, electronic, keyboard, vocal, etc.), the style or genre (cadenza, symphony, blues, etc.), the circumstances of the performer (Braille notation, elementary didactic notations, etc.), and experiments in vocal and instrumental usage and technique (e.g. ... ...

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