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The final project in my 1st year web development class is to design and develop a site to teach a skill. This semester, several students are creating sites with musical themes: how to play guitar, read sheet music, etc. That got me thinking: what’s the best way to create musical notation on a modern website?
Most digital sheet music is delivered in a format that’s indistinguishable from the bound papers we remember from childhood lessons, only locked into PDFs. To present musical notation in an accessible, usable way on the web, we need to take a different approach.