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by jrethorst
27 Feb 2018, 03:54
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?
Replies: 14
Views: 1519

Re: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?

I remember an enlightening conversation I had with my theory professor. I asked him about a detail in one of the sonatas; he replied that he'd look at it, since he didn't know that sonata well, since he didn't play it -- because his wife did. As academics and practicing musicians they had split the ...
by jrethorst
02 Jan 2018, 02:32
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Most popular engraving programs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

Re: Most popular engraving programs?

I think you're right -- I've gotten the idea that Encore is popular in South America, especially Brazil. My interest is more in total numbers. I don't know where we could get those.
by jrethorst
01 Jan 2018, 18:52
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Most popular engraving programs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

Most popular engraving programs?

Does anyone have a sense of which notation program is used most? Finale and Sibelius both claim to be the best-seller; Musescore is probably gaining users fast since the price is right, etc. I wonder whether F and S are about equal in sales, or possibly pretty unequal.
by jrethorst
06 Dec 2017, 00:03
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 22
Views: 1925

Dorico 1.2 released

by jrethorst
25 Oct 2017, 10:39
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

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by jrethorst
01 Oct 2017, 16:03
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: SCORE Music Publishing System VS. Graphire Music Press
Replies: 12
Views: 2890

Re: SCORE Music Publishing System VS. Graphire Music Press

You're welcome, George. A couple of thoughts: when I got the program it came with a Windows PDF manual. I'm on a Mac and asked Ernie; he promptly sent a Mac manual. It might have something about score setup, or the Yahoo group could. Otherwise, I'd just make a few templates. If that's the way to do ...
by jrethorst
30 Jul 2017, 16:41
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 21
Views: 3036

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

Small further clarification. Most of the contributors would take issue with any suggestion that their engravings are any less than top shelf professional quality. Six are music publishers; two (including Daniel Spreadbury) are music software developers; one is a composer; one designs music fonts. Ma...
by jrethorst
29 Jul 2017, 17:01
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 21
Views: 3036

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

each program's defaults represent a set of decisions made by that program's designers as to the best that program can offer. Why would the designers do anything else? If only this were true, at least, in the case of Finale. There have been numerous threads on this site that have discussed the short...