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I have created a new music notation called Pitch Bracket Notation. My notation makes beautiful music look amazing. Pitch bracket notation uses a melody line rather than a staff. A melody line is like a staff line (i.e. has a certain pitch) but the pitch of a melody lines can be changed by writing pitch brackets. The parenthesis pitch bracket adds one scale step; the angle bracket adds two scale steps; and so on for the rest of the brackets. Nested pitch brackets reveals the structure of music which is not obvious with traditional music notation.

Pitch bracket notation bridges the gap between music and mathematics. In particular, music can be written as mathematical expressions. Algebra can be used to generate new music. I've written Beethoven's 5th symphony in pitch brackets and matching math expressions. Please see my website to learn all about this fascinating new notation!

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In mathematics, one learns arithmetic first, then algebra, and then calculus. Each level builds on the previous, adding new abstractions and concepts. No one would argue that algebra is more basic or easy to understand than arithmetic. But the benefit to learning algebra or calculus is that one gains more powerful tools for expressing mathematical relationships. The same is true with pitch bracket notation. This notation is not as basic or obvious as the 2D layout of standard sheet music, but it provides new tools and ways of understanding the pitch relations in music.

One final comment. I never intended pitch bracket notation to someone replace standard music notation. Rather, I adore standard notation which miraculously combines so many different elements of music into a single visual representation. No new notation will rival that. My notation focuses on one particular aspect of music, pitch. As a result, more sophisticated concepts about pitch and pitch relationships can be expressed, relationships that might get lost in the multitude of elements expressed in standard notation.
 
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