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What is a Recording? What is a Record?
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  What constitutes a 'recording' is indeed an interesting
question.  In my opinion, a standard 88-note piano roll is actually
less accurate than sheet music because it contains no information about
the dynamics of the music.  So, it is not a recording.  It is, in fact,
a representation of the musical notation without the dynamics.

Conversely, reproducing rolls are recordings because they have encoded


John A. Tuttle

(Message sent Tue 21 Mar 2000, 19:22:40 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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