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Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

Hello all -

I was wondering if anyone knew how I can embed standard notation in a lesson. Is there a free font I can download somewhere, so I can just enter it as text? Do I have to create a .jpg and embedd it somehow? I would like to give examples of rhythms in standard notation in the text portion of a lesson page...I don't necessarily need to show notes on a staff, just strings of note durations, i.e. if I wanted to illustrate what a triplet looks like in standard notation - you know, three eighth notes connected with a bracket and a little number "3". Is this sort of stuff possible? Other than being able to use HTML for tags like bold, italic, links, etc., I am totally HTML illiterate! I would be great if I could use fonts that have notes, or .jpegs, or even have links to MP3s....

Any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
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Re: Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

9/10/2001 12:23 PM

Doug McMullen (6014) wrote:

Robert,

Check out the "New Way to Fly" thread in instructional forum.

The sound font idea is interesting ... but wouldn't it have to be on the end-user computer in order to be seen? ( -- right? uh ... I dont actually understand kom-poo-tors so good)

hey developers... a java app for standard music notation! (right? am I making sense? DOH) c'mon, get busy!

Doug.

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Re: Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

9/10/2001 2:37 PM

Sean Kelly (1525) wrote:

we'd be delighted to be able to include this, unfortunately theres no great way to do music notation in html other than, as youve already suggested, to edit it in an image and then link it into your lesson. there are some examples of this on the site. some work was done initially on notating tablature within a shockwave plug in but the plug in was way to big and the a.i. needed to display all types of guitar notation proved to be too difficult. hopefully we'll discover some kind of notation plug-in that helps solve these problems...personally, i wish the site could teach rock musicians to read standard notation! its long been a goal of ours, hopefully we can figure out a way to do it.

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Re: Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

9/10/2001 4:15 PM

Robert Strait (6660) wrote:

Thanks for responding, Sean. Yeah, it's a drag because it's really hard to communicate some things without being able to provide examples in standard notation. Tracy Hardy Johnson has a really cool idea for a solution which incorporates using the freeware version of Finale Notepad to create a standard notation document, upload it to a server, and provide a link to it in the lesson. Cool! And if someone needs the Finale reader (which is also free), there is a link to the Coda site and it's a relatively painless download and install. Double Cool!

Thanks again, Sean! Hopefully we can make progress in this area....

Rob

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Re: Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

9/10/2001 5:12 PM

Doug McMullen (6014) wrote:

Have you guys looked at MHTML at all? (Multilanguage HTML ... although some wishful thinkers have taken to calling it Music HTML -- it has standard notation capability) I know next to nothing about it actually because all the instructions about it I can find are in JAPANESE! LOL.

Doug.

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Re: Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

9/11/2001 5:53 PM

Evan Donovan (768) wrote:

I would create a lesson on standard notation with GIF images and MIDI examples, except for the fact that my web server space has been discontinued or something. It forbids me to upload anything anymore.

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Re: Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

9/12/2001 11:36 PM

Paul Cheeseman (2105) wrote:

Evan, Finale offer free storage of your music files..You have to use their notation program..
The free section is called Finale Showcase..
And you can store mp3 files to accompany at www.webriffs.com for free..
Paul.

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Re: Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

9/13/2001 8:36 PM

Evan Donovan (768) wrote:

Thanks, I'll try the webriffs site. I already have a notation program, however, so I think I'll stick to using that, as long as I can find hosting space.

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Re: Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

9/13/2001 8:40 PM

Ron Wiber (3568) wrote:

Evan

"WWW.WEBRIFFS.NET". NOTE THE "NET", NOT "COM".

(Sorry Paul!!)

Ron

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Re: Incorporating Standard Notation into Lessons

9/13/2001 10:23 PM

Paul Cheeseman (2105) wrote:

Ron,
thank you for pointing that out as it is a great FREE site for people to store their music.
Paul.