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Old 08-18-2019, 06:16 PM   #282
brainwreck
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Originally Posted by adXok View Post
Lines in general are so medieval - so clumsy and distracting, but... since we do not have unique names and symbols for the noteheads in standard staff, guess they are the necessary reference points... well, lines. Doing those by hand is a real pain in the butt.
This standard staff is awful to write by hand as any other notation that requires such lines or redundant clumsy elements.
Unique symbols offers no real benefit over lines and spaces. The complexity is only being shifted from one from to another. And I would think that anyone here could knock up a staff using a ruler or a messier one without a ruler. But I do like single line notation for it's efficiency and directness of using note names rather than note symbols, and I like the octave per line or space approach.
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