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Greg

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Hi all

I noticed on the "Daily Practice Regimen" thread that someone mentioned how to get dots under or over notes for octaves, dashes over tivra Ma, etc into a PC.

I use a font called Ariel Unicode MS, in this is a character set called "Latin Extended Additionals" and in here you will find quite a few of the characters you need.

You can also use a thing called "combining diacritical symbols" which allows you to overlay characters on top of each other...but I haven't investigated that fully...

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Your advice is awesome and I'll try it. It's worth mentioning that I just use Excel and do my magic with special rows and columns. Being an accountant, my way is super fast even though it doesn't look as nice.

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I have ended up just with my own notation...using an apostrophe before or after a note to note octave, and using capital M for tivra ma, lowercase m for shuddh. Which is certainly not universally agreed upon...I see the reverse a lot, but not uniformly enough to make me change . / and \ denote meend between notes, - I use for hammer ons and pull offs (eg S-R for a hammer on). Sometimes use a ~ for quavering ornaments. Denoting a rhythm in a gat introduces lots of other problems too. I have pages and pages of taans, alap, gats, jhalla, etc that I've been taught by my teacher and have transcribed, and I've found there's no perfect way to transcribe. I just have to write it in such a way that even if some things are vague, it will at least help me remember.
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sason

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Unicode does not cover all the signs used in the Indian music. The komal and tivra signs are missing. I created my own font (Roman and Devanagari) that covers everything. I did not used for a while and there were some minor bugs. In the future, I will share it with you all.
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I use a tablet (iPad) app to write by hand and then export the document as a pdf. Whenever I want to add more material, notes, compositions etc. the app allows you to cut and move any part of the writing in the document to make space or change the layout, I then add the additional material and export again as pdf... makes it very easy to maintain a personal style which helps with memory and recall...
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