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Musical notation

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Gibson, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. Gibson

    Gibson Friend of Leo's

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    This blew my mind a little bit and I wanted to share it with you guys.

    I wasn't sure which forum would be more appropriate—I almost went with Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique, but I didn't want to mess with anyone's vibrato technique!

    Tibetan musical notation from the 19th Century:


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    This notation system is known as yang-yig. In Tibetan, yang refers to tone, melody, rhythm, while yig means words and lyrics. Yang-yig was apparently developed as a means to record slowly disappearing forms of vocal music, and eventually became a comprehensive scoring system.
     

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  2. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    That"s pretty cool! But given that this is the internet, what we need now is someone to do a bunch of googling so they can contradict what yu've said about it and explain what you don't understand about 18th century Tibeten musical notation.
     
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  3. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

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    I am not certain....
    But I think you posted that image upside down!

    And for the record, I am pretty sure a previous vocalist in my band used that style of notation. Or read it. Or something.

    No, seriously, this is interesting.
    And looks familiar. :D
     
  4. Gibson

    Gibson Friend of Leo's

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    Is that like playing Black Sabbath backwards?
     
  5. Deeve

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    What kind of capo does a fellow use to transpose?
    ;-)
     
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