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Ben Johnston Story on NPR, w/String Quartet 4

somecafone

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I heard this yesterday morning.
Makes me want to look into it a bit more.
As I can read music, I'm very curious to see how his music is scored.
 

Chrome Dinette

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I heard this yesterday morning.
Makes me want to look into it a bit more.
As I can read music, I'm very curious to see how his music is scored.



There are some accepted methods for notating in-between pitches. I have the Gardner Read book and it does deal with it a bit.

A friend of mine has written some 1/4 tone stuff, I think I have one of his scores around here somewhere.


Here is a pic from the Johnston wikipedia article, showing how he notates a perfect 5th:
 

Chrome Dinette

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From another page:

Composer Ben Johnston, to accommodate the just septimal quarter tone, uses a small "7" () as an accidental to indicate a note is lowered 49 cents, or an upside down "∠" () to indicate a note is raised 49 cents,[5] or a ratio of 36/35.[6] Johnston uses an upward and downward arrow to indicate a note is raised or lowered by a ratio of 33/32, or 53 cents.[6]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter_tone
 




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