Eleanor Selfridge-Field and Edmund Correia, Jr.
© 1994 Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities
Reproduced by the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Generated Music by permission

Category 6. Recent Music

Type 3. Notehead modifications.

The burden of extending the boundaries of notated sound to include effects that previously could not be differentiated in print has fallen to some degree on noteheads. The stemmed Xs of drum notation offer a prime example.

In Ex. #39 the diamond noteheads are of special interest.

© 1992 by Donald Aird. Used by permission.

Ex. #39. Diamond noteheads in Donald Aird's "The Good News Service" (Berkeley, Fallen Leaf Press, 1992) as typeset by Alan Talbot using the Graphire music printing system. This example appeared in Computing in Musicology 9 (1994), 177.

In Ex. #40 stemless noteheads and other non-traditional configurations of objects are shown.

Ex. #40. Stemless noteheads and other non-traditional notations typeset by Keith Hamel using MusScribe. This example was shown in the Directory of Computer Assisted Research in Musicology 4 (1988), 65.

Further information about these examples may be obtained from the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities, 525 Middlefield Road, Ste. 120, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; ccarh@netcom.com.

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