DESCANT is a Multi-Format Music Manuscript notebook that combines college ruled notebook paper
with the traditional music manuscript. Simple yet effective, this concept was developed by a
Manhattan School of Music undergraduate to help efficiently orchestrate and organize his theory
notes and document new ideas for compositions in development. By combining these writing mediums,
notes become streamlined, sketches become organized, arrangements become coordinated and scores
could be methodically constructed.
Currently produced by Roaring Spring Paper Products, this notebook is a fantastic teaching and
learning tool for beginners; as well as a practical composing means for
professional musicians and artists.
des•cant • /’deskant/ noun - A decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody.