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by Schonbergian
08 Dec 2018, 00:14
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Non-melisma slurs in vocal music?
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Non-melisma slurs in vocal music?

It's not the modern beaming that makes it redundant, but rather the "espress." marking. What I read you wanting from the slur is an entirely connected musical idea with a bit more liberty than usual to preserve the connection - in other words, what espress. would tell me.
by Schonbergian
13 Nov 2018, 04:13
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 12
Views: 1761

Re: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

And Mozart is never uniformly coloured like a Dorico score.

Perhaps a better analogy would be an all-legato performance of Bach -- technically perfect, but lacking the subtle human variations in articulation and phrasing that make the piece truly sparkle.
by Schonbergian
31 Oct 2018, 02:41
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: SMuFL creation
Replies: 29
Views: 9152

Re: SMuFL creation

I find I like the thickness of Bravura but moreso the design decisions of Maestro, if that makes any sense.
by Schonbergian
03 Oct 2018, 22:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 66
Views: 17285

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

At this point, I wonder if it's best if we bite the bullet and just use ten. everywhere when we want the full duration. Doesn't have the eloquence of a symbol but I've never seen it misinterpreted.
by Schonbergian
24 Sep 2018, 13:58
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore

I can't seem to view the parts without a MuseScore subscription. Could you possibly upload the part in question here or on a free hosting service?
by Schonbergian
23 Sep 2018, 17:46
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 24
Views: 3917

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

noth - ing is another dictionary hyphenation that makes no sense from either a linguistic or phonetic perspective. David, I think we could say the same about many kinds of "unfamiliar" notation talked about here that nonetheless parallel the musical ideas much more closely than textbook notation. It...
by Schonbergian
23 Sep 2018, 05:08
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore

TNR has way too much contrast and is often unreadable at the smaller sizes that sheet music often requires. In addition, it does not harmonize at all with the style of your page.
by Schonbergian
21 Sep 2018, 03:46
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New Harp Pedal Font
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: New Harp Pedal Font

While this is welcomed and looks very nice, I have to wonder if this fills a void that should really be served by notation programs themselves.

Are there seriously no easily-accessible harp pedaling tools in the standard notation programs?
by Schonbergian
21 Sep 2018, 03:44
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Classical concerto for double bass in MuseScore

Some very nice work for a beginner. Some thoughts: I would suggest you steer well clear of TNR for music engraving. Try New Century Schoolbook for a drop-in replacement that harmonizes much better with the style of your pages. I would make the overall line weight heavier if this is going to be print...
by Schonbergian
20 Sep 2018, 02:57
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Engravers: Stems and Slurs part 10
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: Composers vs Engravers: Stems and Slurs part 10

John, I'm curious about your thoughts on stem direction in the original post. In Schenker's faithfully reproduced edition of the Beethoven sonatas, we see precisely the opposite - notes in one voice or layer that Beethoven stems all-up or all-down (without rests) in anticipation of the opposite voic...