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by Schonbergian
31 Oct 2019, 13:04
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 2018

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: 17
Views: 1333

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: 6
Views: 284

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...
by Schonbergian
21 Oct 2019, 15:59
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 2018

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

Ironically looks better than their Finale output, though still nothing to write home about.
by Schonbergian
20 Oct 2019, 23:05
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3555

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

You could give this a shot, but I'm not sure if it would fit the style of your scores: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/glc/1820-modern
This one is also fairly close: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/seizieme-pro
by Schonbergian
20 Oct 2019, 16:14
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Another vocal score question
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Another vocal score question

Don't have score examples on hand but that's what I've seen in the past in all such cases.
by Schonbergian
20 Oct 2019, 01:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven’s Metronome Markings in op. 106
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Beethoven’s Metronome Markings in op. 106

John, playing devil's advocate: do you believe that the theory advocated here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sgkls8XEt8), that these metronome markings were used radically differently in Beethoven's time, holds any weight when it comes to the Hammerklavier at least?
by Schonbergian
19 Oct 2019, 17:05
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3555

Re: "Warmth" and Note Sizehttp://notat.io/posting.php?mode=edit&f=4&p=6855

John, could you post an example of the specific font you're looking for?
by Schonbergian
19 Oct 2019, 01:59
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3555

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

I much prefer the earlier size, even if it overlaps the lines slightly.
by Schonbergian
17 Oct 2019, 00:13
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3555

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

I don't know if you use Finale or InDesign for the footnotes, John. I don't use Finale and can't comment on its tools, but both InDesign and Affinity Publisher have options to enable "lining" figures in EB Garamond, which are more what you need for the footnotes. Here's a comparison between the two ...