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music notation in markdown

So I'm writing my second piano sonata. Currently I have pages and pages of hand-written music on sheet music. I'm curious if anyone knows of any markdown-native ways of encoding the notes into a more searchable format than a picture.

The two snippets are here for those curious. https://soundcloud.com/bradford-fournier-135979011/sets/piano-sonata-2-brief-snippets

This is about the length of each sheet snippet that I'd like per note.

(Forgive the playing, I'm still learning to play my own piece lol)

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    • I know next to nothing about this, but I was curious and started googling. There seem to be (older) discussions on stackexchange, like this.
      I cannot even assess if there are obvious reasons why this will not work for your purposes - forgive my ignorance.

    • And please tell me you didn't compose and play this yourself!?
      I am impressed.

  • Superlative. I was spellbound by the short snippets of your compistion. We'd love to hear the completed sonata! Please.

    Will Simpson
    I'm a zettelnant.
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  • I'm curious if anyone knows of any markdown-native ways of encoding the notes into a more searchable format than a picture.

    Search is one tool to solve some problems. But what is the actual problem you want to solve?

    If I'd think about the problem, I'd ask myself what the actual hooks of the structure are. Some ideas might be:

    1. The tone of the piece.
    2. The formal descriptors (the actual pattern)
    3. The intended meaning.
    4. The interpretation of the intended and unintended meaning.
    5. The use in other parts of the music.

    I am a Zettler

  • @thomasteepe said:

    • I know next to nothing about this, but I was curious and started googling. There seem to be (older) discussions on stackexchange, like this.
      I cannot even assess if there are obvious reasons why this will not work for your purposes - forgive my ignorance.

    • And please tell me you didn't compose and play this yourself!?
      I am impressed.

    Many thanks on both accounts!

  • You may want to take a look at https://abcnotation.com/
    Enjoy!

  • @paulo said:
    You may want to take a look at https://abcnotation.com/
    Enjoy!

    Thanks @paulo this looks great. I also found "LilyPond" which seems a similar FOSS project using a Tex-Like syntax. Those interested can find it at lilypond.org/doc/v2.22/Documentation/web/text-input

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