By Kurt Stone
In this entire and definitive survey of present notation strategies, Kurt Stone has introduced order to a box regularly fraught with confusion and idiosyncrasy. He not just describes and recommends new equipment for notating glossy tune, thereby constructing typical systems for the current and destiny, yet integrates them with conventional practices nonetheless in use. the result's a advisor to all types of notation utilized in severe tune today.
Stone is certainly one of many world's major gurus on modern song notation and its difficulties. As head of the Index of recent Musical Notation, he amassed and classified the myriad new units showing in released tune of this century. In collaboration with expert performers and conductors, he evaluated those units that allows you to make sure their effectiveness in useful software. on the foreign convention on New song Notation 1974, a consensus was once sought from the 80 partaking musicians from eighteen various international locations. the consequences were integrated into this quantity within the clearest and such a lot direct manner. conventional notation is given distinctive remedy, constituting, because it does, the foundation for lots of of the leading edge units. The publication is equipped to facilitate the positioning of particular details and for simple reference. A minutely targeted index is equipped as an extra and essential device.