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by Schonbergian
20 Aug 2018, 17:11
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: New to engraving...am I on the right track?

The dictionary also sometimes hyphenates according to some sort of black magic that bears no resemblance to the actual word etymology or how it's pronounced. So it's not actually standardized, is harder to read in many cases, and is not in accord with practice in other languages. Why slavishly follo...
by Schonbergian
19 Aug 2018, 03:20
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 50
Views: 3571

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Too much "lift" in the centre of the slurs - they're far too bowed by default.
by Schonbergian
19 Aug 2018, 03:16
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: New to engraving...am I on the right track?

The font is fine but the staff lines and, particularly, the ledger lines could stand to be significantly thicker. There are some guides on this forum for setting line weight in Finale that I think you'd find useful.

I second the call for stor - my.
by Schonbergian
17 Aug 2018, 15:04
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Short Slurs (Octaves)
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Short Slurs (Octaves)

In general, Dorico's slurs, like Sibelius's, need less "lift" in the middle. Possibly a bit more than John's, to my eyes. Right now even your slurs direct attention too far away from the notes themselves. They should point more closely to the noteheads.
by Schonbergian
17 Aug 2018, 15:00
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: New to engraving...am I on the right track?

In addition to what has been said above, I also think somewhat of a heavier weight would assist readability.
by Schonbergian
11 Aug 2018, 03:34
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Music Type Foundry - question
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Music Type Foundry - question

UE - their historical style (such as the examples I have posted around this forum in the past), not their current style.
by Schonbergian
09 Aug 2018, 16:11
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Music Type Foundry - question
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Music Type Foundry - question

Not Abraham, but I consider the Cadence font to be exactly what you're looking for - bold yet incredibly modern and unobtrusive.

I also have a soft spot for Universal's house style (MTF-Arnold) and think their combination of fonts and design is incredibly modern, but I know some will disagree.
by Schonbergian
02 Aug 2018, 18:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Inconsistent beaming in Bruckner
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Inconsistent beaming in Bruckner

While perusing a critical edition of Bruckner's Psalm 150, I noticed that several figures in a solo soprano line are beamed in the modern fashion, i.e. with two groups of four eighth notes in 4/4. This is preserving the notation from the manuscript, in fact: bruckner_1.PNG However, after a few bars,...
by Schonbergian
02 Aug 2018, 17:53
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 50
Views: 3571

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Dorico really needs the edge rounding that LP has for its lines. The slurs, in particular, look ridiculous at that thickness with flat edges.
by Schonbergian
31 Jul 2018, 17:54
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Hand copiedf part from - when?
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Hand copiedf part from - when?

I like the cueing style a lot as well.