descriptive notation


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descriptive notation

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(Chess & Draughts) chess a method of denoting the squares on the chessboard in which each player names the files from the pieces that stand on them at the opening and numbers the ranks away from himself. Compare algebraic notation
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Dance ethnologists face similar issues to ethnomusicologists with regard to notation and transcription, including issues of prescriptive and descriptive notation, blases in the notational style, and underlying assumptions regarding the applicability of notation to cultural dance forms.
Kurath's system is descriptive notation, which literally refers to the description of dances in order to provide the material or "evidence" for analysis.
The chess column in The Birmingham Post has been in existence for over 100 years and has always put its games in the descriptive notation. Much more common today is the algebraic notation which is internationally recognised.
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