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by OCTO
15 Oct 2019, 11:27
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

My attempt with the default fonts.
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by OCTO
15 Oct 2019, 06:22
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

The Associated Board black note head is very full without going over the staff lines: That is very important. Note preferences in my opinion are following: 1. Note width 2. Contact surface 3. White balance for :5 :6 :7 As I proposed earlier, it is not the size of the notehead that is important. The...
by OCTO
14 Oct 2019, 18:53
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs over systems
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Slurs over systems

benwiggy wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 15:14
If the computer can do it for me, then I see no reason to do it by hand!
(I am suspicious that there will be one setting (with variables) that covers all situations. Manual editing is a kind of art, anyway, always needed.)
Sorry for my interruption in the flow.
by OCTO
14 Oct 2019, 05:53
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

John, have you already engraved the first two systems (as in the initial post) in Finale? I would try to make a test with default fonts, if you would like to share it (here or private). Finale 25.5. Larger noteheads bring the notes to the foreground and I have always found them to be much easier to ...
by OCTO
13 Oct 2019, 19:57
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Accidentals alignment
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: Accidentals alignment

For the example above I would avoid it. Particularly not with the sharp symbol. The white space created for me is more disturbing than overlapping.
by OCTO
13 Oct 2019, 19:55
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

I don't know if I would put all faith on fonts, noteheads, for this example. In my opinion, I see it more as: - compactness (thus BW balance too) - spacing (I would guess scaling factor 1.4, rather than to Fibonacci) - slurs (soft curves and flat slur) - close secondary beam separation - line thickn...
by OCTO
13 Oct 2019, 18:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs over systems
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Slurs over systems

I prefer exactly as John did, it is superior to Gould.

John, in the example "Slur 3.jpeg", when the situation is to tight, I use to expand the space before first note. Do you think it is valid?
Particularly these expanded spaces I use when I there are multiple ties to the first note(s).
by OCTO
13 Oct 2019, 18:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Comment on text on staff
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Comment on text on staff

Thank you friends. I had exactly that problems. 1. If I put it on the staff I get the concentrated info (Schonbergian) 2. If I put outside I get it more legible. I avoided putting the tempo above so that it does not interfere with the "main" tempo, but just for that particular pattern. The initial p...
by OCTO
13 Oct 2019, 18:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Fingering on staff
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Fingering on staff

tisimst wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 13:50
the horizontal lines tend to fade away.
A very good point, really I missed it! What other font do you recommend for fingerings? I prefer some older style.
by OCTO
11 Oct 2019, 11:01
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Comment on text on staff
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Comment on text on staff

Friends, what is a better option?