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by Schonbergian
03 Oct 2018, 22:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 66
Views: 13512

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: 489

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: 1966

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: 489

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: 399

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: 489

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: 721

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: 745

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: 585

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: 745

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...