uk.music.notation is for the discussion of all matters related to
musical notation from a UK perspective. As this is a UK-based
group, the musical terminology used within this group is the UK
system and users are requested to use that terminology when
On-topic discussion includes notation systems, software used for
notating and transcribing, problems such as transposition, scoring
techniques and other general questions relating to notation.
Discussions relating to musical criticism are strictly off-topic.
Cross-posting is discouraged.
Advertising is forbidden. Third-party announcements regarding
products and services which may be of interest to other users,
and which are directly related to notation, are welcomed.
Providers of such products and services taking part in discussion
of their product or service is not regarded as advertising.
Binaries & Formatting
Encoded binaries (e.g. graphics, mp3s, midi files etc.) are
prohibited. Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a
pointer may be posted. Where necessary, examples of notation
should be posted in the body of the message using an ASCII text
notation system, for instance ABC. Cryptographic signatures (e.g.
PGP) may be used where authentication is important and should be
as short as possible.
Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly
formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make some common
newsreaders comply with these, read
Top-posting (i.e. posting responses at the top followed by quoted
material) is strongly discouraged. For more information about why
top-posting is discouraged read
uk.music.notation Discussion of music notation and software