[r-t] Calling Positions

Don Morrison dfm at mv.com
Mon Oct 16 17:37:25 UTC 2006

I feel a good deal of sympathy for Richard's frustation at the problem
he is trying to solve with his proposal. Compositions on the higher
numbers when you kick the tenors around can get awfully tricky to
notate. There often seems to be a nasty tension between being
unambiguous and showing the inherent structure of what you're doing.

However, I don't think legislating new calling positions is the right
way forward. The problems are too diverse, and too still subject to
ongoing experimentation to be codified.

I suggest it is better to continue to use a variety of different
notations, explicated in rubrics as necessary, so folks can get a feel
for what does and doesn't work with various kinds of compositions. It
seems way too premature to standardize on anything (it may never be
time to, but that's a different question).

Don Morrison <dfm at mv.com>
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