Music composition by onomatopoeia

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We introduce a simple music notation system based on onomatopoeia. Although many text-based music notation systems have been proposed, most of them are cryptic and much more difficult to understand than standard graphical musical scores. Our music notation system, called the Sutoton notation, is based on onomatopoeia and note names which are easily pronounceable by humans with no extra training. Although being simple, Sutoton notation has been used in a variety of systems and loved by many hobbyists.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntertainment Computing
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Applications - IFlP 1st International Workshop on Entertainment Computing, IWEC 2002
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781475751536
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP 1st International Workshop on Entertainment Computing, IWEC 2002 - Makuhari, Japan
Duration: 2002 May 142002 May 17

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


OtherIFIP 1st International Workshop on Entertainment Computing, IWEC 2002


  • Computer music
  • DTM
  • Desktop music
  • MML
  • Music markup language
  • Sutoton notation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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