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by AsstGen2018
19 Aug 2018, 21:33
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

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. Ok. I found one of the discussion threads you referenced (http://notat.io/viewtopic...
by AsstGen2018
19 Aug 2018, 21:26
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

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

Regarding Hyphenation (stor-my vs. storm-y):

Would the purpose of the score make a difference in which hyphenation style to use? My choir performs from memory without a manuscript. The scores would be strictly for reference/library purposes, during rehearsal and in independent study.
by AsstGen2018
19 Aug 2018, 00:28
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

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

Schonbergian wrote:
17 Aug 2018, 15:00
In addition to what has been said above, I also think somewhat of a heavier weight would assist readability.
Thanks Schonbergian! When you say "heavier weight," are you referring to staff lines? More bold noteheads and stems? All the above?
by AsstGen2018
19 Aug 2018, 00:27
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

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

Have you considered moving lyrics that belong to the Sopranos only above the staff (and below the staff for the Basses after B)? I think that could improve clarity. The first bar looks a bit strange if you're reading the Alto voice. Also, this would allow you to center the main lyric line between t...
by AsstGen2018
16 Aug 2018, 23:47
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

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

Thanks John for your reply! Welcome to the forum, AsstGen2018. I think you are doing a fine job, but do agree with benwiggy about the spacing unless there are other considerations that we are unaware of. My initial concern with spacing is that we have about 400 hymns and growing. The song I posted i...
by AsstGen2018
16 Aug 2018, 23:41
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

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

One thing I would say: you can't get it all on one page, so why not use the second a bit more? Increase the distance between the two staves (which will give the different lyric lines room to breathe). Then you'll have four systems on page 1 and 3 on page 2. It would also mean not turning the page f...
by AsstGen2018
15 Aug 2018, 01:47
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

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

Hello Everyone! I'm new to this forum and new to engraving. I am a recently-appointed music director for an a cappella church choir. Long story short, the choir has learned its material mouth-to-ear, and never really used printed materials to preserve and teach their repertoire. Our budget is limite...