Can you read music?
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January 19th, 2013 (7:12 PM).
Join Date: Aug 2012
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I'm really curious, what is this 'ghetto system' for writing songs? I can't really imagine a new way for illustrating what to play, I'd love to hear about it/see it if you don't mind sharing? :3
Oh definitely! Sorry I didn't see this post sooner.
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Each letter is a note, each dot is a...length of time. Beat, I suppose. Like in sheet music, I'll stack the letters to indicate notes being played at the same time, and I have various symbols for things like pauses and odd note transfers. I use the same sharp and flat symbols as in regular sheet music. I don't calculate beat per measure, I usually can figure it out from memory. Most of what I write aren't full songs, but unique combinations of sounds I find that I don't want to forget.
So nothing too complicated or fancy, just letters n' dots, mostly :) hope you're not disappointed!
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