Context and Structure in Japanese Traditional Music Notation

Authored by: Liv Lande

The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture

Print publication date:  September  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415629256
eBook ISBN: 9780203629987
Adobe ISBN: 9781135956462


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Notation is a visual representation of musical sounds and/or of how these sounds should be reproduced. It is found in numerous music cultures all over the world, in their culture-specific forms. Notation performs diverse functions and roles, depending on its overall aim and the musical values predominant in its cultural context.

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