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My new Film Music Magazine column is up about the future of notation in film music

Discussion in 'Music Creation' started by EastWest Lurker, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. EastWest Lurker

    EastWest Lurker Senior member

  3. Doug Zangar

    Doug Zangar Senior member

    "I am confident that the demand for trained composers who rely on traditional notation will vanish"

    Is this a typo or do you really believe that? I'd think it may diminish, but not disappear....

    Good article, BTW!
  4. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Yeah, I suspected that you meant to say "will not vanish". And I agree, I don't think it will ever really vanish. There is still no more effective a way of communicating instructions to performers whom you are entrusting to execute your music.

    And it's true that traditional notation doesn't cover modern scenarios like trigger generated notes. But OTOH, how often is it important to have to communicate that type of info to a performer in the execution of a musical score for a film? That kind of thing is programmed by the composer. Still though, I see your point. If you did want to have elements like that as part of a performance, how do you notate it for the performer?
  5. EastWest Lurker

    EastWest Lurker Senior member

    YEs, I left out the word "not". Oy vey.
  6. pkm

    pkm Member

    The need for a composer to know notation is pretty much gone. But that opens more of a need for trained orchestrators.
  7. moody13

    moody13 New Member


    As technology changes I guess many people feel that trained composers and traditional methods of making and learning music is dying out. As that may be true imagined what new levels of making music we can achieve with the upcoming technology that we have
  8. EastWest Lurker

    EastWest Lurker Senior member

    Then how come the music overall keeps getting crappier and crappier?

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