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by RMK
24 Dec 2019, 20:53
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Violin Family - String Numbering
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Violin Family - String Numbering

I think the OP meant to write in string numbers (III, II - eg. sul D, sul G) rather than fingerings, but it seems not idiomatic all the same.
by RMK
24 Dec 2019, 13:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Violin Family - String Numbering
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Violin Family - String Numbering

And, they'll play it however they deem most comfortable, regardless. I would venture to guess that the awkward string crossings you want are rather uncomfortable.
by RMK
16 Dec 2019, 00:08
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Timpani. Ma secco, per favore.
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Timpani Secco, per favore.

Well, you could change the quarter note to an eighth note and an eighth note rest plus add the direction "secco". There are also various articulations you could use, however, you need to be careful they don't encourage the player to play louder than p (unless that's what you want). I suppose you cou...
by RMK
15 Dec 2019, 21:13
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Timpani. Ma secco, per favore.
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Timpani Secco, per favore.

No, at least I've never seen it notated as such.
by RMK
06 Nov 2019, 14:05
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: PDF options for publishers
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: PDF options for publishers

I would suggest that if you are going to send your PDF parts and score to an orchestra that you not password-protect them. Librarians need to make practice parts for the strings and often need several scores (for assistant conductor, bowings, technical staff, etc.). A professional librarian would ne...
by RMK
11 Oct 2019, 13:58
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Comment on text on staff
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Comment on text on staff

benwiggy wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 13:00
Definitely the lower one: the text is not obstructed by the staff lines. I'd even move the lower text further away.
Ditto
by RMK
04 Oct 2019, 15:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: A very dotted note (Notational curiosity vol2.)
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: A very dotted note (Notational curiosity vol2.)

Normally I wouldn't either, but this looks so clear and uncluttered that I might make an exception.
by RMK
04 Oct 2019, 15:18
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The G.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: The G.P.

Merriam-webster is incorrect.
by RMK
02 Oct 2019, 13:00
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Clef for cue notes
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Clef for cue notes

Create a blank measure, hide the default rest, make it narrow enough to only show the cautionary clef and adjust measure numbers.
by RMK
04 Sep 2019, 15:56
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Re: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)

Recently, I have found it necessary to reduce note size slightly for cramped ledger line notes so the ledger lines don't touch, since Finale doesn't allow for different ledger line lengths in the same document. I believe Robert Patterson has a plug-in (possibly only in a beta version) that does exa...