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by Schonbergian
21 Sep 2018, 03:46
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New Harp Pedal Font
Replies: 2
Views: 54

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: 3
Views: 85

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: 4
Views: 478

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...
by Schonbergian
18 Sep 2018, 10:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: How best to show alternative words for singer?
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: How best to show alternative words for singer?

In this day and age when composers seem to have an allergy to individual flags for syllabification, and when rhythms are becoming increasingly complex - I wouldn't dare leave out the slur, whether dotted or not.
by Schonbergian
11 Sep 2018, 15:29
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Optical spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Optical spacing

Sibelius chokes and dies as soon as you throw anything into the spacing engine other than notes. Lyrics, in particular, never fail to screw up the look of the page. Amazing that it hasn't been improved after all this time.
by Schonbergian
06 Sep 2018, 12:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

I'm opposed to using slurs to show phrasing in general. I think it dilutes the meaning of a slur as "pure" legato. I maintain that the best tool for this situation is "molto legato" and breath marks to indicate the end of a phrase. David, could you give me an example of what you're talking about wit...
by Schonbergian
05 Sep 2018, 22:14
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

David, obviously it depends on the composer in question. I find Bach's "angular" vocal lines with many syllables to be nonetheless very idiomatic because he expects each one to be separately articulated. It's the combination of the "Romantic legato" that's never interrupted and is always perfect, wo...
by Schonbergian
05 Sep 2018, 20:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

"molto legato" would fit the bill. Do consider, though, if your consonant structure is really suited to a legato line. One of the major failings of modern composers for voice, in my opinion, is excessive "wordiness" coupled to a jumpy vocal line, which is simply impossible to make legato. One or the...
by Schonbergian
31 Aug 2018, 22:26
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 6299

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Very clean, Harpsi. It reminds me of Wiener Urtext scores (in the best possible way)
by Schonbergian
20 Aug 2018, 17:11
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 18
Views: 1137

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...