Black and White key Keyboard Scores

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JosephJonathanGould
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Black and White key Keyboard Scores

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I have developed a Black and White Keyboard Score System that eliminates the need for the use of Score Sharps and Flats by using rectangular shape notes on the Score in place of the sharps and Flat System. The black key shaped notes are placed on the very same staff lines and spaces as the conventional scoring system uses so there is no real radical change to score notation aside from the shaped notes for keyboard black keys. If it is a round/oval notehead it is a white key. If it is a rectangular notehead it is a black key. This reduces the need to learn and remember sharp and flat key signatures as they simply become uselessly redundant. Some folks like myself do not have the higher mental capacity to do the Key signature substitutions in our brain while sight reading music; this eliminates the need to do so.

What I would like to do is have Overture or ScoreWriter to add the two 4 fonts and two note heads to make this possible and then build in a selective Addin, Macro, App, or or Plugin to convert the score to Black shaped notes or back to the conventional score at the selection to toggle it one way or other like many Score softwares do for using much the same as the support of solfège/(Aiken) Note head Truetype Glyphs.

As one looks at the scores with this scheme, the keyboard layout begins to naturally manifest itself to the student without having many hours of training and practice playing scales. One can easily visualize the keyboard right on the score without considering key signatures. I have found students with no former keyboard training, beginning with C Major scale practices, competently playing these modified scores as attached after two weeks of training which is quite phenomenal.

This also makes it much easier for the student to visually detect the differences between major and minor intervals on the score.
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3. Simple Change to solfège(Aiken) note head glyphs.JPG
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2. Selecting Shaped Notes.JPG
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1. Before Note Head Change.JPG
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Re: Black and White key Keyboard Scores

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Just because the Files did not I am trying it again:
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O Holy Night - Piano in D Flat Shape Notes.pdf
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Re: Black and White key Keyboard Scores

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The rectangle shape might get confused with certain long rests (pause) though.

Otherwise the idea is really great. How did you managed to change the noteheads in Overture (the attached .ovex file above)?
I, see you have changed to upward triangle shaped notehead instead of a rectangle, That is really better, though due to staff lines\ledger and such readability might be challenging, but not that bad.

I have designed even more non‑standard notation called

Plain Music Notation system (by PASHKULI)
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