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Musical graphic notation is a form of music notation which refers to the use of non-traditional symbols and text to convey information about the performance of a piece of music. It is used for experimental music, which in many cases is difficult to notate using standard notation.
Graphic notation can come in various forms:
Graphic scores, in which the music is represented using symbols and illustrations:
Prose Scores, in which the music and its directions are written as ordinary text, and the interpretation is down to the performer.
3 Line Staves Showing Relative Pitch, with the actual pitches being decided upon performance.
Practitioners of graphic notation include:
- Earle Brown
- John Cage
- Cornelius Cardew
- George Crumb
- Brian Eno
- Morton Feldman
- György Ligeti
- Krzysztof Penderecki
- Roger Reynolds
- Wadada Leo Smith
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
- Christian Wolff
- Cage, J. and Knowles, A. (1973) Notations. Reprint Services Corp. ISBN 0-685-14864-5.