[linux-audio-user] Note typesetting for Linux

Chris Pickett chris.pickett at mail.mcgill.ca
Fri Jul 9 14:39:19 EDT 2004

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.


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