Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Are Dots Digital?

I'm talking about the little dots attached to "stems" and "flags" or "beams" that are the stuff of standard music notation.

In relation to what sound actually is they are, in fact, digital, as pixels are that, try as they may, cannot make a curved line.

The irony with the music dots is that the less ink they require (think whole notes) the more they contain (think length / compounded resonance).

I am pretty sure that many musicians take the dot for the thing and quickly lose interest.  I have been there, done it, suffered the loss.

I know what it's about.