12NewDigits

12NewDigits

C.J. Wang

Description

12NewDigits is a variant of Numbered Musical Notation (NMN), which has been widely used in China for over 100 years.  NMN has movable ‘1’, which is defined at the beginning. In contrast, 12NewDigits uses absolute ‘1’ and extends from 7 to 12 notes. There are several other changes which will be pointed out below.

Pitch

Instead of using 1-9, %, and !, new digits are made so that they look alike with each other. It is easy to learn these new numbers.

Duration

The little circle denotes a double duration, which is my own idea. NMN uses ‘-‘ to express repeat, e.g., “| – -” meaning “| | |”. 12NewDigits still keeps the use of ‘-‘ though. As for rest, 12NewDigits uses ‘~’ instead of ‘0’.

Register

A sample

This entry was posted in Numerical Systems. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s