September 29, 2021

What is a musical score?

What is a musical score?

It’s the music the composer(s) can hear in their head(s) captured in a way that enables other musicians to play it.    It allows the composer to delegate the responsibility for producing the music to others across space and time.

You could think of it as ‘management without the managers’.   I have thought of it like that.

But I’ve changed my mind.  I think that just like building plans, screenplays and a Customer Experience Score, it’s more like ‘leadership without the leaders’.

A musical score doesn’t say “Do this task, then this one, and this one next”.  It says “Here’s where we’re going, here’s the notes we have to hit, find your own best way to hit them, together.”



What do you think?