Quick jottings on what I’ve found in this space
Sometime back, during my general browsing in the “fonts” and “typography” space, I started wondering about music notations.
I was curious as to why Indian classical music – Hindustani / Carnatic – does not have a standard or an agreed upon notation. And some bit of lazy search on the web resulted in knowing about the work done by these two gentlemen in the field of musical notation: Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, and Vishnu Digambar Paluskar
It is good to know their notations are being combined into a notation, which hopefully will become some form of a standard: http://omenad.net/page.php?goPage=%2Farticles%2Fomeswarlipi.htm
I understand there are several “informal” notations being followed (not necessarily complete, or one everyone agrees on):
- A font created for musical notation: http://musicalnotations.blogspot.in/2012/08/hariprasad-lekhani-font-for-notation.html