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by jrethorst
13 Jan 2021, 20:00
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation
Replies: 7
Views: 4030

Re: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation

I can only afford one of these: "Music Notation: A Manual of Modern Practice" by Gardner Read, 1979 "The Art of Music Engraving & Processing" by Ted Ross, 1987 "Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation" by Elaine Gould, 2011 as a guide to notating tonal music on the treble clef. Which one...
by jrethorst
14 Jun 2020, 23:52
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?
Replies: 71
Views: 16283

Re: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?

canonperpetuus wrote:
31 Aug 2019, 16:50
I’ve had a look at the excellent “Ten Music Notation Programs” PDF
Thank you.
John R.
by jrethorst
07 Apr 2020, 03:40
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Nightingale source code
Replies: 6
Views: 4047

Re: Nightingale source code

Nightingale was the program used by Tuscany Guitar, a boutique publisher of remarkably high-quality editions. See http://www.tuscanyguitar.com/ for their catalog. Anything can be ordered from e.g. Boosey & Hawkes or Sheet Music Plus. The program used Adobe's Sonata font. Here's an example: Tuscany e...
by jrethorst
30 Jan 2020, 03:51
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation
Replies: 7
Views: 4030

Re: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation

Aside from books specifically on modern music, is there a more general notation reference for classical guitar? Gould's "Behind Bars" has 20 pages on the instrument, which is nice. I've heard of standard notation reference books from Read and from Ross -- do they have anything specific to guitar? Ar...
by jrethorst
29 Nov 2019, 19:20
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation
Replies: 7
Views: 4030

Re: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation

+1. Lunn's "Extended Techniques" is a dissertation; free PDF available at http://robertlunncomposer.com/Extended_ ... Guitar.pdf.

John R.
by jrethorst
12 Nov 2019, 16:36
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: HBengraver
Replies: 3
Views: 3516

Re: HBengraver

The group https://groups.io/g/wordperfectmac has two free Sheepshaver installs. Both are complete packages, ready to run. One, "WPMacApp", needs MacOS 10.10; the other, "SheepShaver-WP", needs 10.4. Both include a copy of the WordPerfect word processor, but you can ignore or delete that.

John R.
by jrethorst
20 Aug 2018, 02:43
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Notation software user reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 2328

Notation software user reviews

Not a lot of surprises, but the numbers are interesting.

https://composerstoolbox.com/2018/06/25 ... r-reviews/

John R.
by jrethorst
29 May 2018, 15:57
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Berklee guide to music notation
Replies: 1
Views: 4726

Berklee guide to music notation

Has anyone encountered this, written by Mark McGrain, published 1966? The emphasis on the theory of notation is interesting. Archive.org has a PDF:

https://archive.org/details/musicnotation00mark
by jrethorst
26 May 2018, 16:44
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: HB Music Engraver
Replies: 4
Views: 4356

Re: HB Music Engraver

It would be nice to find a web site showcasing old notation programs with examples of interface and output. Professional Composer / Composer's Mosaic. Igor Engraver, Personal Composer, Amadeus / Vivaldi. http://www.acadiau.ca/~gcallon/www/others.htm has others.
by jrethorst
26 May 2018, 16:38
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: HB Music Engraver
Replies: 4
Views: 4356

Re: HB Music Engraver

As an aside, Thorlaksson's arrangements are not too well-regarded by guitarists.