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by HaraldS
17 Oct 2018, 10:36
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale update
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

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: 17327

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:
ManciniExample.jpg
by HaraldS
02 Jun 2018, 14:33
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: [puzzle] Two voices in one staff
Replies: 37
Views: 12466

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: 797

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...
by HaraldS
10 Feb 2018, 14:19
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Does score quality influence performance?
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: Does score quality influence performance?

Score quality influences indeed several things, not only the performance of a piece: it influences on a quite subconscious level the first encounter of a musician with a work. It influences how fast, deep and willingly the musician will build up a personal link to the piece it influences how much a ...
by HaraldS
04 Feb 2017, 07:23
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Feature Request Forum at MM
Replies: 10
Views: 3688

Re: Feature Request Forum at MM

Indeed, Michael Johnson's participation sounds promising. In the old forums, MM didn't notice or react to feature requests at all, so it's encouraging that such a dedicated forum exists and that Michael is active there on a regular basis. No one knows whether or which requested features will make th...
by HaraldS
05 Dec 2016, 11:40
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Broadway Style": always 4 measures per staff?
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

"Broadway Style": always 4 measures per staff?

Hello, when playing in musical shows here in Germany, we usually get the sheet music from the US or UK publisher, which means that the music is written with 4 measures per staff. I vaguely remember that someone called that the "Broadway layout", maybe it was in one of the equally meaningful and ente...
by HaraldS
28 May 2016, 20:02
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Steinberg Dorico
Replies: 49
Views: 16697

Re: Steinberg Dorico

I find it merely strange that many people obviously have confidence in a new product based on the single fact that it is new. The argument that other programs contain "20-year-old-code" seems to gain popularity. It seems obvious to me that Finale might be the target. Even if that is not the case, 20...
by HaraldS
12 Apr 2016, 14:32
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Paulsmeier: Notationskunde
Replies: 4
Views: 3354

Re: Paulsmeier: Notationskunde

I don't know if this book has been translated into German. Indeed it has. When I studied at the Folkwang Musikhochschule at Essen, Germany, I took the course Notationskunde with Prof.Broszka where we worked a lot with the Apel book in german. There's a german edition dating from 1960, the preface c...