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Still a work in progress, but this is a font for quick and dirty musical notation. z, a, q, and 1 are low 'a.' Each is a different duration (eigth, quarter, half, whole). Use shift on those to go up an octave. Space is for formatting; one space between notes usually works. Brackets are left/right staff ends, and vertical line | is the measure divider. The right side of the keyboard is used for flats and sharps. Plus and minus are time signatures (still working on those). Backslash is a repeat sign, and tilde is measure repeat. ` is a treble clef.
Info Created on 18th September 2009 . Last edited on 19th September 2009.
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Excellent interpretation.
Comment by djnippa 18th September 2009
Wow...it looks great!
Comment by aphoria 19th September 2009
This is a great idea! Time signatures would be awesome.
Comment by Fopenplop 19th September 2009
A brilliant idea, expertly rendered.
Comment by p2pnut 19th September 2009
Nice idea, but you really shouldn’t use a keyboard layout for mnemonics. Not everyone uses English QWERTY, you know.
Comment by Crissov 19th September 2009
Crissov: that's actually a good point. Once I finish this one, I'll create a remapped version. Any suggestions on the what keys should be what?
Comment by edobbs 19th September 2009
I was wondering when someone was going to do this. Nice work.
Comment by thalamic 22nd September 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Forte” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 24th September 2009
Map the key like music tracker programs. Y=C, S=C#, X=D, D=D#, C=E, V=F...
Comment by Registrationfordownload 7th October 2009
Excellent work, is there an alto clef?
Comment by Font-3 22nd October 2009
Excellent work, is there an alto clef?
Comment by Font-3 22nd October 2009
Font: Sorry, no Alto clef. I had intended to include at least a bass clef, but the project has fallen by the wayside.
Comment by edobbs 23rd October 2009
the bust music font on fontstruct, but the most important thing you forgot is the rests
Comment by noneo 17th March 2010
i love it!!!
great idea and so much work.

why unfinished???

looking forward :)
Comment by atadoro 8th April 2011
This is amazing, it looks a lot better than the one I attempted.
Comment by Nementor 3rd November 2015

Suggestions for remapping the keys, try & for treble clef, ) for bass clef, : for repeat, = for a blank section of staff. Just ideas.

Comment by Michael Rudolf (mjrbaseball) Mon, 1st May

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