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by DatOrganistTho
19 Apr 2017, 00:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Academic Research on Notation
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Academic Research on Notation

Not so much the history of western notation but rather the history of typesetting standards. Does that make sense? "The great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from." ;) Ted Ross's book, coupled with House Style Guides from various publishing houses, would be a good start. W...
by DatOrganistTho
19 Apr 2017, 00:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Academic Research on Notation
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Academic Research on Notation

In addition to the above mentioned books, you may find "The Printed Note: 500 Years of Music Printing and Engraving" by A. Beverly Barksdale useful too. It was originally printed in 1957 as a "textbook-catalog" to accompany an exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. (I have the 1981 reprint.) While...
by DatOrganistTho
16 Apr 2017, 23:13
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Academic Research on Notation
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Academic Research on Notation

What sort of research exactly? Do you mean the History of notation? Or computer representation of notation? Or something else? There is a huge wealth of research into historical forms and the development of Western notation (and I dare say other types). I'd be surprised if you couldn't find a consi...
by DatOrganistTho
16 Apr 2017, 01:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Academic Research on Notation
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Academic Research on Notation

Has there been any academic research regarding music notation to this date that anyone knows of? I'm looking into a few sources, but I would like to know if any of you might know of something tucked away somewhere.
by DatOrganistTho
16 Apr 2017, 01:52
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Copyright question (Schoenberg Serenade).
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Copyright question (Schoenberg Serenade).

You must own the work and make the copy yourself, so long as you do not distribute it. Grabbing it off of someplace else if it is not your own is technically illegal (if you live in the USA).
by DatOrganistTho
06 Jan 2017, 05:32
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Please enlighten me on the meaning of...
Replies: 23
Views: 3534

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

Nicholas, G, if that is Dorico, can the S-shaped slur be made to look more like the original, or maybe even better? (Sorry, not NicholasG, again ) Here's the Debussy snippet in Dorico with a 2-segment S-shaped slur (all slurs have been manually adjusted, but with better starting settings than the d...
by DatOrganistTho
31 Dec 2016, 04:50
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Lyric Extenders on Long Vowels
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: Lyric Extenders on Long Vowels

I would have expected Lilypond to handle extensions correctly by default. If you're looking for a good book of music engraving rules, I can recommend Elaine Gould's "Behind bars", from Faber Music. LilyPond isn't automated, but that's okay. I'm aware of the rules right now, and it wasn't LilyPond's...
by DatOrganistTho
29 Dec 2016, 18:59
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Lyric Extenders on Long Vowels
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: Lyric Extenders on Long Vowels

I would suggest that it is not acceptable to do without extension lines. The work tends to look unfinished without. Whatever the merits or usefulness of the practice, it is what singers expect, and anything unexpected is a source of confusion. Extensions should be used on the last syllable, if it h...
by DatOrganistTho
29 Dec 2016, 17:46
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Lyric Extenders on Long Vowels
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Lyric Extenders on Long Vowels

I'm typesetting this portion of the "Kyrie" for a composer, and I noticed he has long melismas on open vowels (see below). Kyrie Eleison problem.png Kyrie Eleison problem 2.png My question is, is it acceptable to leave them without extenders? Technically that follows the "rules." Also, words that en...
by DatOrganistTho
15 Nov 2016, 22:57
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Let's talk Manuscript Paper, Pens and other copying materials
Replies: 12
Views: 4118

Re: Let's talk Manuscript Paper

I do not buy premade manuscript paper. This is because the contrast is usually really strong, and I like a manuscript paper to be lighter than that. So, I make my own and send it to a printer. I use blue or gray as the color of the staff lines. I'll upload those bits soon. I make it all in LilyPond ...