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by Schonbergian
04 Apr 2020, 11:01
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules

I find Baerenreiter's unstylized roman dynamics to be unpractical as they simply don't stand out on the page as "dynamics" to me, as just one example of how this kind of innovation might diminish our ability to easily recognize these symbols.
by Schonbergian
25 Feb 2020, 04:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Correcting Small Errors in Beethoven's Piano Sonatas
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: Correcting Small Errors in Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

Re: triplets - John, I follow your logic when it comes to the second example of the E-flat being a structurally different voice than the C and D-flat; this also explains the different division of notes between the staves. However, this doesn't make as much sense in the first example and I fail to se...
by Schonbergian
15 Feb 2020, 16:04
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Optical spacing
Replies: 11
Views: 5273

Re: Optical spacing

I'm not sure how that can be seen as an improvement unless the grace notes are entirely in time and on the beat.
by Schonbergian
09 Feb 2020, 23:18
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Unmeasured, tied harmonics
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Unmeasured, tied harmonics

I'm not too familiar with this form of graphic notation, but is there any need for the re-iteration of the notehead at the beginning of each bar? That would definitely contribute to confusion on my part, even with the tie on the diamond notehead.
by Schonbergian
21 Jan 2020, 19:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Partial measures: bar numbering and volta repeats
Replies: 12
Views: 1805

Re: Partial measures: bar numbering and volta repeats

Although I haven't examined the literature on this point, I find 155a/b to be more intuitive than simply continuing to number straight-through.
by Schonbergian
21 Jan 2020, 19:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost notation 3
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: Lost notation 3

Perhaps not Beethoven's exact intention, but would combining the first eighth notehead of that measure with the dotted-half notehead not achieve the same goal of presenting the lower instrument entering without the difficulties of a centered beam? It would also allow said entry to preserve all down-...
by Schonbergian
24 Nov 2019, 21:57
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Suggestions for my score.
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Re: Suggestions for my score.

Redundant lyric extenders at i.e. alto m. 7-8, where the word is already long enough to cover the melisma.

Measures 33-36 need more even spacing so they're not driven apart by the words.
by Schonbergian
31 Oct 2019, 13:04
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

To some degree it looks like it's necessitated by the flat, but I agree that it is exceptionally difficult to read at first glance. All of those notes should be more evenly spaced out.
by Schonbergian
29 Oct 2019, 13:33
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 36
Views: 6302

Re: Future of notation software

In my view, Finale is only good for those interested in the kind of endless tweaking we do, as the default output is borderline unusable. MuseScore is almost as customizable, provides much better default output, and is free, so why would a part-time engraver not interested in minutiae ever want to p...
by Schonbergian
24 Oct 2019, 02:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Harp 'quickly mute' indication
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Re: Harp 'quickly mute' indication

I've seen the vertical bracket in piano music for large chords, which is often impossible to follow on precisely those chords because of hand size. I wonder if the same issue might crop up in harp music. Could John or another keyboardist/harpist with more experience chime in on why this symbol is so...