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Re: Re: Music Notation on the Web - Last Call?

From: Michael Good <musicxml@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 09:33:36 -0800
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Hello all,

C., thank you for the contact information regarding scala. We plan to
investigate if MusicXML 3.0 can improve the support for temperaments and
microtonal music beyond what is in MusicXML 2.0. The notation software world
seems to be ready for this now in a way it wasn't before. We now have the
mus2 notation software available for microtonal music, and the Ptolemaic
program already doing MusicXML to scala conversions.

Yves, MusicXML 2.0 does include linking between scores and other music
information with the bookmark and link elements. These have not yet been
supported much in software, though. It is difficult to move forward much
further without software implementations guiding it, because of the high
risk of doing things wrong in a vacuum. It is definitely something we could
look to improve in MusicXML 3.0 if there is sufficient interest in the

MusicXML 3.0 discussions will be held on the MusicXML mailing list (
http://www.recordare.com/musicxml/mailing-list). If anyone here is going to
NAMM next month, it would be great to meet in person there.

Kumar, there are already many browser-based music notation programs, but
they generally rely on notation-specific browser plug-ins or Flash. To do
notation directly without plug-ins using web standards requires the audio
API, plus better interactive graphics API implementations (on mobile
browsers in particular).

Best regards,

Michael Good
Recordare LLC
Received on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 17:34:09 UTC

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