ISSN : 1796-2048
Volume : 4    Issue : 1    Date : February 2009

The New Standard IEEE 1599, Introduction and Examples
Denis L. Baggi and Goffredo M. Haus
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IEEE 1599 is a new standard to encode music with XML symbols. It offers two important original
characteristics compared to existing standards of the worlds of music, musicology and computer
applications to this art and science. On one side, the encoding is in the form of symbols that can be
read both by machines and humans. On the other, it allows the realization of applications in which
all aspects of music, such as audio and sound, graphical representation, historical data,
performance indications, represented thanks to the new concept of layers, are fully integrated,
synchronized and can be accessed both individually and as parts of a whole. The article will give a
brief description of the standard and of applications that have been built to show its power.

Index Terms
Music encoding, standards for music, XML, symbolic representation of music, music layers, IEEE.