Little Tadpole Notation (LTN)

Little Tadpole Notation (LTN)

C.J. Wang


Little Tadpole Notation (LTN) is a variant of Down Up Notation (DUN). The little tadpole notehead is my own original work. Each line or space has two notes. The first note uses the normal notehead while the second note employs the little tadpole notehead. The tadpole tail is used to judge whether a tadpole notehead is on a line or in a space. As Doug Keislar pointed out that the staff has been used by many notations. LTN overcomes four disadvantages of Black White Notation (BWN): 1) BWN does not have a fully proportional pitch coordinate, 2) Inconsistent distance for same intervals,  3) pitch is not determined only by height but by color also, 4) rhythm is not fully compatible with Traditional Notation.

Pitch and Duration

The tadpole tails can be:

Sample chords

A Sample

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