I’m going to start by outlining the aspects of the system. For starters, I’m listing the table of contents; I’ll later break this down into separate sections with explanatory text discussing the meaning of his cryptic sounding terms. Hopefully I can provide some correlation of the techniques within the vocabulary and theoretical world of a classically trained musician.
Once this broad goal is accomplished, or perhaps as I go, I will consider some potential programming implementations of the techniques within the software musicians frequently use today.
Considerations of how to implement the Schillinger Technique lead to many questions.
What input and outputs relate to the materials of each chapter in his books?
How can the mathematical jargon be hidden from the musician, making it accessible to someone with traditional musical training? Are his uses of mathematical terms misleading or even incorrect?
Can his transformational processes be integrated into existing sequencers or music notation programs like Digital Performer, Cubase, Logic, Finale, and Sibelius?
Can they be applied to digital sound file DSP transformations, or only MIDI streams?
Can they be offered as Open Source software? Or will proprietary implementations be necessary?
What elements of a computer or musical interface would best serve the implementation of each process?
What aspects of computer interface design are most important in the development of such a system?