# Musical notation

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## Notations that have been or could be used for composing/performing xenharmonic music

### General systems

- Sagittal notation
- Scordatura/tablature notation (various schemes)
- Tablets
- Modal systematization of soid-family scales
- Global notation

### ETs / EDOs

- Circle-of-fifths notation (and neutral circle-of-fifths notation)
- Ups and downs notation (and neutral ups and downs notation (with an alternative symbol set))
- Syntonic-rastmic subchroma notation
- Easley Blackwood's symbols for ETs 13-24
- Mason Green's New Common Practice Notation
- Tartini/Couper for 31edo
- Julian Carrillo's index notation
- Armodue theory for 16edo and other edos that deals with the superdiatonic scale (LLLsLLLLs) (notation of numbers [from 1 ~ 9] and accidental symbols).
- The Pentadecaphonic System
^{[dead link]}(adding the 'H' note) - David S. Goldsmith's notation for 16edo
- H-System for 205edo
- Maneri-Sims notation, Richter Herf / Maedel for 72edo
- Wyschnegradsky color notation for 72edo
- Heptatonic notation
- Bohlen-Pierce theory for 13edt and other EDTs that deals with the nonatonic scale (LsLsLsLss) (adding "H" and "J" notes)
- Erv Wilson's Linear Notations

### JI

- The Functional Just System (FJS), for unambiguously, intuitively and succinctly writing all of JI.
- Ben Johnston's notation
- The Extended Helmholtz-Ellis JI Pitch Notation (HEJI)
- Julien Jalaleddine Weiss (for Arabic, Turkish, Persian music)
- Color notation (used in alt-tuner)
- Rational Comma Notation (RCN) by David Ryan. Compact notation for whole of free-JI, based on prime commas.

### Mosses / regular temperaments

- Porcupine notation
- Pergen notation (ups/downs plus lifts/drops)
- Extended meantone notation (diesis and kleisma up/down, for meantone systems including 5, 7, 12, 19, 24, 26, 31, 36, 38, 43, 45, 50, 55, 57, 62, 67, 69, 74, 76, 81, 86, 88, 93, 98, 100, 105, 117, 129)
- KISS notation
- Diamond-mos notation

## Microtonal scores

See dedicated Scores page.

## Microtonal fonts

- Ted Mook's font for notating Ezra Sims' 72-EDO notation et al. http://www.mindspring.com/~tmook/micro.html
^{[dead link]} - Tempera font by Christian Textier - does anyone use these crazy things? http://pros.orange.fr/christian.texier/mididesi/
^{[dead link]} - Matthew Hindson offers this font with quartertones and the like. http://www.hindson.com.au/wordpress/index.php/free-fonts-available-for-download/
- Plainsound Music Edition fonts for the Extended Helmholtz-Ellis JI Pitch Notation (HEJI) - under "JI/MICROTONAL RESOURCES". https://www.plainsound.org/

## Notation program/editors for microtonal music

Please see the list at page Software #Notation software

## See also

## External links

- Types of Notation (Carl Lumma)
- Amazon page for Gardner Read's survey of 20th-century microtonal notations
- Transnotating Carlos Gamma with Logic Pro's Environment
- Bryan Deister microtonal improvisations transcribed (31edo to 50edo) - A video by Stephen Weigel which shows off a wide range of notational approaches to a wide range of equal step tunings.