Computerized musical notation – a trivial task?

Posted on July 7, 2009


No, it’s not at all just about adding some spots and lines on a sheet of paper. It’s a fascinating matter of marriage between usability and esthetics!

Take a look at this very well-written article – “Obsessed with putting ink on paper” – from the originators of Lilypond, probably the most well-equiped music notation program existing.

If you’re not convinced about the complexities involved, take a look in this pdf: “Algorithms and data structures for a music notation program based on Guido music notation”. Take a look at page 100 and forward, get yourself a cup of tea and start meditating…