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by HaraldS
16 Apr 2020, 16:12
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Working during Covid-19 lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Re: Working during Covid-19 lockdown

What an interesting topic. In fact, I hoped to find time to compose and/or arrange some tunes for the two jazz big bands I am leading, but I find myself in a comparable situation. On the one hand, teaching online (trombone, piano, music theory) via Facetime/Zoom/Skype from my home requires more prep...
by HaraldS
24 Jan 2020, 16:41
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)
Replies: 13
Views: 5642

Re: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)

I bought the Chlapik book when starting out engraving (some 20 years ago) and German is my native language, so I dare to say I understand what he writes. The title Die Praxis des Notengraphikers already narrows down its contents to a description of a music typesetter's practice . Although he differe...
by HaraldS
15 Dec 2019, 11:55
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Vocal score yet again.
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

Re: Vocal score yet again.

In writing out a piano accompainment part you take over the work which is otherwise required from pianists themselves. That perfectly allright, but there are quite some piano reductions which aren't very much reductions, but instead give the original pitches even if it's unplayable on a piano. Then ...
by HaraldS
05 Oct 2019, 18:15
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: A very dotted note (Notational curiosity vol2.)
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

Re: A very dotted note (Notational curiosity vol2.)

The page Extremes of Conventional Music Notation says: 3. Most augmentation dots {B&I 4.6, 6.7} Quadruple dots appear in Liszt: Piano Concerto #2 (1839, rev. 1848; Kalmus ed.), Allegro deciso, mm. 327 and 331; Schumann: String Quartet no. 1, Op. 41 no. 1 (1842), III, mm. 16, 17, 33, 34, etc. (contri...
by HaraldS
05 Oct 2019, 17:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Accidentals alignment
Replies: 23
Views: 4206

Re: Accidentals alignment

The different widths of staff lines vs. ledger lines in the Lilipond examples do bother me a lot more than everything else, I have to admit.
by HaraldS
31 Jul 2019, 12:54
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Flat - "The most advanced music writing software"
Replies: 4
Views: 3314

Re: Flat - "The most advanced music writing software"

OCTO wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 18:13
Anyhow, if someone told me 15+ years ago that it will be possible to notate music in a web browser, I would not believe...
The GUIDO Note Server from University of Darmstadt was and is online since 2001 and is capable of notating music in a web browser.
by HaraldS
17 Oct 2018, 10:36
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale update
Replies: 12
Views: 6386

Re: Finale update

It would be easier to decide if you knew for certain that everyone would upgrade at the same time. Actually, I'm always happy not to upgrade at the same time as the majority of users. The german version usually appears some months after the inital english release, and thus we used to get the ".1"-V...
by HaraldS
02 Jun 2018, 15:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 66
Views: 40658

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:
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by HaraldS
02 Jun 2018, 14:33
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: [puzzle] Two voices in one staff
Replies: 39
Views: 32077

Re: [puzzle] Two voices in one staff

There is no a direct solution to "cut" the slur in Finale, but there are workarounds. 1. Enter with two slurs, measure attached, than fine tune them to look like they are a single one, but cut. 2. Enter a normal slur with preparation to be "cut". Than when finished, save it as PDF, than open that p...
by HaraldS
02 Jun 2018, 13:31
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: "On cue"
Replies: 4
Views: 4589

Re: "On cue"

I agree, but I'm trying to avoid using multiple mixed languages in the score. So my choices are Italian (all of the tempos and tempo changes), or French (the title pages, movement list, instrument names). I suppose French would work okay. Translated literally, it would be "sul segno". If you like i...