We Use Numera for Octave Explorer
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.