Here a comparison is made for the classical and the color sheet music notation. The most frequently used note combinations are shown.

From the point of view of a child we see the following benefits of the color model:

  1.  By notating the duration of a tone into the width of a note we can get rid of typical child unfriendly symbols in the classical model like stems, flags and dots.
  2. By showing "tone distances" rather then absolute tones there is no need for those awkward signs like sharps, flats or accidentals.

Simple and straightforward presentation.

No more strange "rest" symbols,
just nothing.

No more slur symbols,
notes are visually connected.

Legible visual understanding of two
rhythm lines in a staff.

No more stems in Color Model.

No more flags on stemmed notes.

Double notes become more lucid
by stacking colors.

Tied notes can be represented as one.

Easy recognition of higher octave notes
using repetitive color information.

No more dots, the duration
is represented in the width.

Also accords or triple notes become easy recognizable by stacking colors.

Clear reading: no need for sharps,
flats or accidentals.

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