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09/11/2020 9:11 pm
Originally Posted by: faith83I've tried to find info on google on how to do this, but everything that comes up is either about standard musical notation or about recording or about voicing choirs

That's because that is exactly what you trying to do. And you have just discovered the limits of systems other than standard music notation.

Let's have an example using the master craftsman's music.

That's why standard music notation exists: :) Precisely to do what you are trying to do.

It is the industry standard.

You can get musicians & singers to do this if you explain it's essentially a round (or a canon), or draw some other kind of diagram on paper. Or you can simply direct them like a choral director or conductors does. I suppose you could just write the lyrics on the lead sheet in overlapping text lines, one below the other & hope for the best.

But there is no substitute for simply notating it to show precisely which syllables of the lyrics use which notes (pitch), at which times & for how long (rhythm).


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