Beyond MIDI: The Handbook of Musical Codes
Music, in whatever form it is perceived or explored, presents us with an extremely complex set of data that requires an extraordinary representational model even to begin to capture its essence. No one model can embody it all; instead, we must strive to solidify and implement those concepts necessary to meet our immediate needs. Beyond MIDI attempts to do just that by offering us a pastiche of numerous different models for accomplishing musical representations.
There is no other source that comes close to matching the breadth,
quantity, and quality of information amassed in this one work. Much of
the information simply is not available anywhere within easy reach. I
must commend the editor and contributing authors for a splendid job of
creating an invaluable reference work.