Encouraged by the problem that the current classical music notation results in a high threshold for children to play music, the founder of C-music, Dr. W. Spierenburg, with his background as a physicist, computer scientist and musician developed, together with several designers, a solution to the pitfall of black dots, stemmed notes, tails, sharps, flats or accidentals of this classical music notation.
Problems with classical notation
"What child of four knows that a point behind a tail on a stemmed note indicates that the tone length should be increased by 1/16 beat? And that G is not G, but a "Gis" if there is a sharp sign at the beginning of the staff? Or not again as a reminder accidental is placed before the note?"
In the new design simple basic principles of modern computing are combined with the theory of harmony. With the so-called C-Music color musical notation children can play well-known songs in a couple of minutes on piano, keyboard or any instrument whatsoever.