The Goal

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The Goal of Numbered Notes.

To cut to the chase the underlying goal of Numbered Notes innovation is to make playing piano and learning to play music on the piano available to everyone.

There are varying reasons why one may not be able to learn to play music. First of all having an instructor to teach one how to read music is expensive or not available. Furthermore having access to easy to understand piano learning formats that can remove the mystery of what music note symbols mean, can be difficult to find. I think we can all relate to these reasons. I’m sure you can think of others as well.

Traditional music notation was created over a few hundred-years period and combined various ideas from different schools of thought. Similarly the English language is very difficult to learn because it combines words from many languages and applies obscure rules to words that it does not apply to other words. Thus there is no one unified format which often seems to be the case in music.

Numbered Notes innovation has taken an idea that was created by Pierre Galin,  “Galin-Paris-Cheve” system (1786-1822) . In China they call the system “Pinyin”. In ancient China ther was a system called called “Gongche”, the PinYin / Galin-Paris-Cheve system is comparable. Furthermore these systems use numbers 1-7 and are used as a stepping-stone to traditional notation. In Contrast we use numbers 1-12. Assigning a number to each note in an octave (there are 12 notes in an octave). Additionally we use common computer keyboard symbols to denote other characteristics of a note or chord.

For that reason Numbered Notes removes the mystery of traditional music notation giving music common numbers and characteristics that all recognize and enables everyone the ability to learn to play the piano with ease and simplicity.

Now that you know what the historical context of Numbered Notes is, and what we are trying to achieve, check out our innovation and become part of the revolution.


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