The Music Notation Project

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The Music Notation Project explores alternative music notation systems that seek to improve upon traditional music notation in order to make reading, writing, and playing music more enjoyable and easier to learn.

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The mission of the Music Notation Project is to raise awareness of the disadvantages of traditional music notation, to explore alternative music notation systems, and to provide resources for the wider consideration and use of these alternatives.

We believe that traditional western music notation has some unfortunate aspects that can be improved upon, aspects that make reading and learning to play music much more difficult than it needs to be. We hope that our efforts will help make reading, writing, and playing music more enjoyable and easier to learn.

The Music Notation Project was established in January of 2008 to carry on the work begun by its predecessor, the Music Notation Modernization Association. Our five-person governing board is Kevin Dalley, Michael Johnston, Doug Keislar, John Keller, Paul Morris. We are a not-for-profit entity, but we have not yet incorporated (and do not yet have 501(3)(c) status).

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