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by benwiggy
21 Jun 2018, 09:23
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

The fact that most serif fonts have these old school a and g which are known to be difficult to read for children and the reason why we have fonts with infant characters does not add to the readability of a serif font. I'm not sure which letterforms of a and g you consider to be "old school". The a...
by benwiggy
12 Jun 2018, 21:50
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 36
Views: 1761

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Some concerns about the ligature shapes (ties and slurs). They don't look well imo, as it is case with the Sibelius default. ...some ties look like slurs, and v-v. Well-spotted, OCTO. Some of that may be due to problems in the 'translation' of XML from Finale to Dorico, which is not perfect. If I r...
by benwiggy
10 Jun 2018, 13:07
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 36
Views: 1761

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

RMK wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 12:52
When Dorico allows for more flexibility with brackets and sub-brackets, it will also become my first choice.
What particular flexibility are you looking for? There's a large range of brace and bracket options.
by benwiggy
10 Jun 2018, 08:02
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 36
Views: 1761

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Lots (and lots) of talk about scores, but I've yet to see any part samples coming from this product. Anyone using it care to share? Yes, good idea. People use to say that "the result is wonderful" - what is meant by that? In comparison to Finale or Sibelius. Here's a sample Dorico document. I'm sur...
by benwiggy
08 Jun 2018, 11:35
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Nkoda: subscription streaming for sheet music
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Nkoda: subscription streaming for sheet music

I thought I would draw people's attention to this new digital service: pay a subscription, and view ANY content from the catalogues of participating publishers. "Spotify for Sheet Music" I think it's a really interesting development, which ticks all the boxes of giving musicians a huge range of cont...
by benwiggy
06 Jun 2018, 07:02
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 36
Views: 1761

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

The Dorico staff are well aware of the loathing for the dongle, but their hands are tied by Steinberg's general policy, which covers all the apps in their stable. It's possible that a review will come when progress forces the DRM software/hardware to be revised.
by benwiggy
05 Jun 2018, 09:08
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 57
Views: 7990

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

Just for the record, here's a source: Henry Mancini recommended this practice in his book "Sounds and Scores" from 1973 where he describes his arranging and orchestration techniques for Hollywood orchestras in the 60s/70s: I was singing a piece of Carter recently, in which he used this tied quaver ...
by benwiggy
04 Jun 2018, 13:23
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 36
Views: 1761

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Dorico continues the mantra of "what it does, it does well", though it still lacks much that I need. But given the pace of progress, I'm very keen to spend time on it. All the manual adjustments that I don't have to do, compared to Finale, makes it effortless.
by benwiggy
23 May 2018, 14:55
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: HB Music Engraver
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: HB Music Engraver

At first glance, the beam stems look too tall.

Isn't it ancient legacy software? The article is from 1986 !
by benwiggy
14 May 2018, 15:37
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 4425

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

inn 1322 there was a Papal Bull to suppress the semibreve and minim… the latter had been 'invented' (first used?) half a century earlier by Walter Odington . That's interesting. Thomas Morley wrote: "The invention of the minim they ascribe to a certain priest (or who he was I know not) in Navarre, ...