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by MJCube
02 May 2017, 14:46
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Tied chords
Replies: 30
Views: 8508

Re: Tied chords

I agree about preferring that ties point to the noteheads as much as practicable.

I believe Dorico has a command to simply exchange the positions of selected notes on the same beat, left/right. That would apply in this organ excerpt with the E unison on the downbeat.
by MJCube
29 Apr 2017, 16:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The last bar
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: The last bar

The default space allocations in all of our music software are not in fact in linear proportion to the durations. They are easy to change, per document. I often prefer even less space for :5 and :6 than the defaults, but of course this applies only where there aren’t shorter durations occurring simu...
by MJCube
28 Apr 2017, 17:00
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Interesting notation in Aida Act III
Replies: 12
Views: 4680

Re: Interesting notation in Aida Act III

In this excerpt, only the first tremolo of the 3rd flute is correctly notated by modern standards. But I have to admit the 2nd violins' notation is one I've never seen before. I tried to recopy this in Sibelius and found I couldn’t get the beams the way Verdi wrote them with any setting. Then I rea...
by MJCube
29 Jan 2017, 14:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: 3 beaming choices
Replies: 18
Views: 5331

Re: 3 beaming choices

Tempo is a big, essential factor in beaming style, often overlooked by modern editors. At this tempo, it is easy to count and feel every 16th note. At a fast tempo one feels the beats and places 16th notes within each beat; thus the usefulness of beaming to the beat. (I regret missing the composer’s...
by MJCube
29 Jan 2017, 14:26
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Fat Eighths!
Replies: 25
Views: 7854

Re: Fat Eighths!

Also off-topic but important:
The first note of m. 5 in RH (where you corrected the :piano alignment) should be E‍♭, not D.
by MJCube
17 Jan 2017, 13:08
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Free irregular tremolo
Replies: 9
Views: 4237

Re: Free irregular tremolo

I suppose you could indicate it roughly with something like feathered beams. Unless it should be completely unspecified.
by MJCube
17 Jan 2017, 12:59
Forum: News
Topic: The board is updated
Replies: 5
Views: 2590

Re: The board is updated

I like the changes, OCTO! I noticed right away. I wish other PHPBB admins would be nearly so attentive to the UX. Thanks!
by MJCube
17 Jan 2017, 12:46
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Typsetting a large MS of mine from 1994/5?
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Re: Typsetting a large MS of mine from 1994/5?

Impressive work, both David and Fred! I just want to add that the entry method recommended by tisimst is also the way to go with Dorico, when they get the feature working that automatically combines multiple staves.
by MJCube
17 Jan 2017, 12:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Please enlighten me on the meaning of...
Replies: 23
Views: 8166

Re: Please enlighten me on the meaning of...

How in the world does that appear in the parts, I wonder? Perhaps the other instrument must be cued in each.
by MJCube
02 Jan 2017, 00:08
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Two-part problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3670

Re: Two-part problem

I would want to keep them on separate staves. If you must combine, you could write the first note of the lower part as two tied :5 … that would at least give you stems. Tying the upper part doesn’t help anything.