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by benwiggy
14 Nov 2019, 07:13
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 3.0.10 released
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Dorico 3.0.10 released

7. prolongation dots after the bar line without a workaround. Do you mean the old 18th-century practice of putting an augmentation dot after the barline instead of using a tied note? Does any software offer that? How does the control of beaming, globally and locally, fall down? I find the global co...
by benwiggy
12 Nov 2019, 10:25
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Wither engraving skills?
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Wither engraving skills?

But is the course teaching how the software works, or how you should use it?
by benwiggy
12 Nov 2019, 07:44
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Wither engraving skills?
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Wither engraving skills?

Hal Leonard are advertising a Music Editor job: https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6993730/music-editor/ You’ll have previous experience in commissioning and editing music and text, a music degree or equivalent and have achieved an outstanding ability level on either piano or guitar. A high competence...
by benwiggy
06 Nov 2019, 12:21
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: PDF options for publishers
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: PDF options for publishers

Any file can be copied from one computer to another, so you can't stop it from being downloaded, archived, or shared. You can make it password protected to open, or to copy to the pasteboard, or to print. But if you want someone to print it, then you have to give them the password. And if someone ca...
by benwiggy
05 Nov 2019, 16:56
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3555

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

Old Standard is lovely, and quite similar to MM. It's a shame there's no Bold Italic for it, though.
by benwiggy
04 Nov 2019, 18:55
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3555

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

I've always found Monotype Modern to be the closest:

The Bold Italic is a very good match to dynamics, making sempre mp seamless. The Bold numerals are very close to time sigs.

TNR for me is NOT close, and I suspect it is used just because it was the "digital default" for many years.
by benwiggy
01 Nov 2019, 11:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1332

Re: Future of notation software

There have been constant complains on Finale's forums about the 'wrong' way that percussion staves work since F2010, when a new percussion method was introduced. (Traditionally, any new feature in Finale is unwelcomed by the userbase.)
by benwiggy
31 Oct 2019, 10:08
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1332

Re: Future of notation software

That worries me greatly. I hope that the speed and film-scoring will not be featured, although it is welcomed. It worries you, but it is welcomed? The whole point of computers is to do things faster. Getting (beautiful) music onto the page as easily as possible is surely the object of using softwar...
by benwiggy
30 Oct 2019, 18:57
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1332

Re: Future of notation software

Sibelius came to the fore in the UK with shrewd deals for academic institutions, supplying seat licenses at attractive prices when there were no free alternatives. Students were taught with Sibelius, so they bought it themselves. I have no idea whether that will work for Dorico: if lesson are taught...
by benwiggy
15 Oct 2019, 09:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs over systems
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: Slurs over systems

There was a post somewhere on this forum when Dorico first came out of suggestions for improved slur values in the Options. I remember taking note of it, and they are now in my defaults.

There will undoubtedly be some manual intervention needed, but minimizing it is certainly a good thing.