I’ve had several comments pointing out that, in using a horizontal line for each note of the scale, global notation is liable to end up with an excessive number of such lines if the music ranges widely in pitch. That’s a fair comment, and to some extent a large number of lines is the price we pay for being able to specify any pitch, interval and inflection accurately. But I do have some suggestions for reducing the number of lines by using simple signs for octave transpositions and doublings. Here’s an example:
For a full explanation and more examples, see the new page on Wide pitch range.
As always, responses and suggestions are appreciated.