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hmm....

it has potential, but it suffers from problems.

the big problem is spacing more than anything else. I can read the first few lines with no problem, but once it gets denser, it's hard to distinguish one arrow from another to read it properly. But if i respace it to what it needs to be in order to process it, it'd probably be over four pages, and i want to avoid that. Two pages is ideal.

the other issue is getting used to the notation. When i was first doing this, i wasn't using graphics at all... i was just trying to do a tenor set up with the idea that the up arrow was drum 1, the left arrow was drum 2, the right arrow was drum 3, and the down arrow was drum 4. But that runs into some notational issues that are hard to explain. The bottom line is that the idea of creating a graphic seemed better.

OOOOH.... i wonder if i can conceive of it as a *tri*tom part with a gock. I bet that would be *cake* to read.

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licyeus
Oct. 27th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC)
awesome.
letlygirl
Oct. 28th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
You know...I think I might be able to play DDR if I could read the chart this way. To a music mind, this makes sense :)
lifeofmendel
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:42 am (UTC)
you just need to start with easy DDR songs so that you get used to the notation and the idea of the arrows scrolling... the DDR paradigm of note-reading is in my humble opinion *much* easier to pick up than standard music notation, so if you have that in your background, you'll do even better.

once you get into harder things, the issue then has to do with the physical body and controlling your weight and your muscles.

hehe. you realize that i'll make you play when we get back together for any reason. ;)
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