We’ve explored Numera on the path earlier. We will use Numera in Octave Explorer maps, rather than the typical theory naming. We will also use actual tone names.
Numera is a ‘naming’ system that calls the root of a group of tones, zero.
When we call the root, zero, rather than 1, basic math works.
We think calling the root of a system zero rather than one assuages common delays in understanding how tones are related. It is easier than the traditional flat this and sharp that.
Read more about Numera.
Note: I’ve named this system of calling the root, zero, Numera. I used to call it “Numerical Chromaticism”, but this always seemed a bit too much. Numera is a term which doesn’t have a lot of extra meanings, none, really that I’ve found. If you know a different name, or a better name, let me know. I played music for 20+ years, even getting a degree in music, before even hearing of it. I learned it from my time hanging out with Stanley Jordan. I drove him to gigs in the midwest following a concert he played at the Guitar Institute in 2000. Stanley opened my eyes to this, and so much more. Brilliant mind.