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by benwiggy
08 Nov 2018, 19:47
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

If we have "Human Playback" with randomised adjustments for a more 'imperfect' and less robotic ensemble, might we not have "Human Engraving", where random alterations are made? My family comes from a long line of draftsmen, and I recently found some early practice-books of Copperplate handwriting t...
by benwiggy
19 Oct 2018, 15:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Hairpin left edge vs. accidentals
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Hairpin left edge vs. accidentals

She also says that the hairpin should end on the right side of the ending note. Strangely enough, her examples show something else: most end on the left side of the noteheads! It could be an error. I'd be surprised, even with the best editorial practices, if a book of that size and scope did not co...
by benwiggy
19 Oct 2018, 13:47
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale update
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Finale update

As for the upgrade itself: increased speed and improvements in automatic placement and avoidance is to be welcomed. But there is still so much for MM to address. So many long-standing bugs and limitations in notation and positioning -- colliding notes; beam over barlines is still a 'work around'; tu...
by benwiggy
19 Oct 2018, 13:36
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale update
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Finale update

All from the version (2014?) where you could open newer files in older Finales there were no big problems with that, until now, I'm told. Actually, working with different versions of .musx has always had problems. There have been several new features introduced which get 'erased' by a round trip th...
by benwiggy
08 Oct 2018, 13:51
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: More Dorico updates!

And another one today, Dorico 2.1.20, which brings compatibility with Mojave.
by benwiggy
06 Oct 2018, 16:57
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 66
Views: 15032

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

Or just teach people to hold notes for the written duration unless expressly indicated otherwise! I have seen pencil markings of this kind: a horizontal arrow to the end of the note. (Given that we are generally talking about lengthier notes at the ends of phrases.) Though it's possible that this co...
by benwiggy
29 Sep 2018, 19:47
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The shape of the crotchet rest
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: The shape of the crotchet rest

Yes, there's the 'backwards quaver' rest, the 'mirror z', as well as the modern squiggle. I've yet to find how/why the modern squiggle came about, let alone gained ascendency. I can only suppose that other rest forms are easily confused with other durations, and as the crotchet became the dominant b...
by benwiggy
28 Sep 2018, 09:10
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The shape of the crotchet rest
Replies: 6
Views: 367

The shape of the crotchet rest

My 7-year-old daughter is learning music notation at school. (Thankfully.) She told me today that they are taught to draw the crotchet rest as "a Z with a C below", which was a novel idea to me, though pleasing enough. As a result of which, I'm now having to research the origins of that form of rest...
by benwiggy
18 Sep 2018, 12:14
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 1
Views: 491

More Dorico updates!

A maintenance upgrade, Dorico 2.1.10, has been released today. The Steinberg team have also stated that another major free update will be forthcoming later this year, with a host of new features. https://www.scoringnotes.com/news/dorico-2-1-10-released-with-bug-fixes/ I've actually lost count of how...
by benwiggy
17 Sep 2018, 09:53
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: From png to font type
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: From png to font type

Are you sure there isn't a font for this already? A quick Google search shows several different families of Woodwind fingering fonts.