MadBrain wrote:JumpingJackFlash wrote:Writing the Eb major scale using any notes (or any spelling of notes) other than Eb F G Ab Bb C and D is objectively wrong.
You're missing my point. The difference between Eb and D# only exists on paper
I'm not missing your point, I'm refuting it.
Notice I deliberately put "writing" in bold (which was exactly what you wrote incidentally).
And in any case, the difference doesn't just exist on paper, it exists in theory too. - You may not understand that, but it's true nonetheless.
Eb is not the same as D#.
As I said, spelling Eb major with a D# is wrong.
MadBrain wrote:and it exists only for one reason: making parts easier to read.
This isn't true either.
If it was, nobody would ever write B# instead of C, or Cx (double sharp) instead of D, since in both cases the latter is much easier to read. But yet both of the former exist as the leading notes of C# major and D# minor respectively (and in other contexts too). Using the other way in either context is wrong. How easy it is to read (or not) is irrelevant.
MadBrain wrote:"X" exists only from when you write the word down,
What is the 24th letter of the alphabet then?
The sound is irrelevant. The letter still exists even if you're deaf; there is a correct way to spell Xylophone and various incorrect ways.
MadBrain wrote:You only use "X" in "xylophone" because it's easier to read than "zylophone", due to the fact that it's been spelled with an "x" millions of times before (and also because it makes you look smarter).
No, you use an X in Xylophone because that's the correct way of spelling it.
Spelling things correctly doesn't make you look "smart", but spelling them incorrectly can certainly make you look stupid.