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by Schonbergian
26 May 2020, 15:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Note values in Schumann
Replies: 36
Views: 1357

Re: Note values in Schumann

I do like the larger lyric size of the Breitkopf edition. Small text is much harder to read at a glance for me than small music.
by Schonbergian
04 May 2020, 11:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Range and Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas
Replies: 3
Views: 4712

Re: Range and Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

Vaughan, so you wouldn't even go so far as to add the missing octaves in Op. 10/3?
by Schonbergian
20 Apr 2020, 17:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Two-note stem-side slurs and Elaine Gould
Replies: 30
Views: 3795

Re: Two-note stem-side slurs and Elaine Gould

Looks like a computer engraving default (perhaps because it's easier to keep the slurs further away and avoid collisions). LilyPond doesn't do it, and I haven't seen it in any well-engraved music of the past. Given the actual purpose of a slur being to connect notes, I see no reason not to place it ...
by Schonbergian
10 Apr 2020, 15:30
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

Re: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules

Also, digital tools seem to have been created by those programmers not particularly familiar with the reasoning behind many traditional engraving practices, which were then thrown out without any real justification. (See: Good contrast between elements, ottava lines, optical boldness of differently ...
by Schonbergian
04 Apr 2020, 11:01
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

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: 12
Views: 5420

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: 8135

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: 4150

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: 4508

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: 3036

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-...