And this definitely applies to computer musical notation.
Though the book might take some time to get through, it is definitely worth reading in its entirety at least once if you plan to write or arrange music of any kind.
I have a degree in Music and I have learned more from this book about music notation than I ever did in music school.
This is the definitive book for music notation - recommended by Steve Vai in his 10/30 hours guitar workshop book.Published 14 months ago by pilgrimsprogproj
A wonderful collection of standard notational practices. An absolute must for any serious music student, and also professionals who wish to have an easy "go-to" guide of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Natworks1
It's always fascinating reading contemporary reviews of books which have been around for years. Apparently a lot of people have great difficulty judging anything from a temporal... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dr H
It is a very useful book. Easy to understand and help a lot . I love it. Great book for music.Published 23 months ago by Leon
As this book is often referred to as a standard reference work on the subject, I approached it with rather high expectations, but it turned out to be a disappointment. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Gavioli Maurizio
I have been playing in a college symphony orchestra with players who have much more training than I. Some of the notation for orchestra playing is obscure. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Daphne and Michael
Whenever I can't fall asleep, I reach for Gardner Read's book. There's a chapter on how the sharp symbol came to be. Gripping reading. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Craig S. Funderburg
Every thing you need to know about music notation is there. From history, to modern exemples. Lots of real life exemples (meaning, real music score), still quite easy to... Read morePublished on February 24, 2009 by florian
This book was absolutely amazing. A little outdated in spots, but it is the guide to freedom in notation. Read morePublished on April 30, 2008 by Seth J. Fogg