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by benwiggy
24 Apr 2019, 11:01
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 42
Views: 5375

Re: More Dorico updates!

A 'minor' update to Dorico, released today, with around 30 bug fixes and some small productivity enhancements: new key commands for various print activities; changes to note selection and editing. This is the 5th release of version 2 since 30 May 2018. https://blog.dorico.com/2019/04/dorico-2-2-20-u...
by benwiggy
22 Apr 2019, 08:49
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Binding of scores (loose sheets)
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Binding of scores (loose sheets)

I use a Skrebba saddle stitcher like this: https://www.amazon.com/Skrebba-W115-Saddle-Stapler-Office/dp/B00BEIZFAC It can staple A3 booklets of up to 80 pages on 100gsm paper. (20 sheets). Any more than that, and the staple buckles. If you're using thinner paper, you might get a few more sheets thro...
by benwiggy
09 Apr 2019, 08:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Best way to notate long(ish) voiced consonant?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Best way to notate long(ish) voiced consonant?

(m) under the note when you want humming to begin. So doo - (m) I would include the m in 'doom' as well as having it later. Underlay needs to 'show the word' so the singers can identify it, and only then 'show the place' for special effects such as this. I have seen stuff like 'pea - - - - - - - - ...
by benwiggy
08 Apr 2019, 17:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Best way to notate long(ish) voiced consonant?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Best way to notate long(ish) voiced consonant?

David, I would just add "(mm)" as a syllable under the last note, possibly in italics. I've seen that used in some contemporary music I sang recently.
by benwiggy
17 Feb 2019, 12:46
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: MuseScore 3.0 released
Replies: 9
Views: 1714

Re: MuseScore 3.0 released

Thanks, that's a nice review.

It's very welcome that software can empower people to get their music onto the page in functional, reasonably attractive documents without too much effort.
Engravers will always want more, of course! ;-)
by benwiggy
15 Feb 2019, 15:29
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: On style guides
Replies: 10
Views: 4112

Re: On style guides

Boosey's Twitter handle has tweeted short snippets of B&H 'style', under the hashtag "BooseyFacts".

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BooseyFacts&src=typd
by benwiggy
15 Feb 2019, 09:23
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale: Not dead, just resting
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Finale: Not dead, just resting

starting with those panels stuck to the sides of the score. Command (or CTRL) 0 to show/hide the panels. A pattern in Dorico's updates is emerging of basic or limited capability to start with, followed by increased flexibility at a later date. I'd be surprised if commercial pressure from Finale was...
by benwiggy
14 Feb 2019, 14:13
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale: Not dead, just resting
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Finale: Not dead, just resting

One of the first music notation software packages was SCORE, developed for mainframes in the 1970s, before being released for DOS in 1986. To this day, a small band of devoted users still swear by this venerable software as ‘the best’, and they maintain ancient hardware to run it, or use virtual mac...
by benwiggy
05 Feb 2019, 14:42
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Update to November2
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Update to November2

There's a new update to Robert Piechaud's November2 font (now v. 2.2).

It's mostly additional glyphs for use in Dorico. What an exciting time for updates!

Existing customers should get an email with a link to download.
by benwiggy
31 Jan 2019, 10:02
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 42
Views: 5375

Re: More Dorico updates!

Not version 3.0, but the Dorico team have announced a 'small' update: v2.2.10, which will be released in 'early Feb'. As well as many bug fixes, it contains a bunch of small productivity enhancements: auto-save; customizing the graphic export filenames; key shortcuts for flipping anything and toggli...