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by RMK
29 May 2020, 14:34
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Note values in Schumann
Replies: 36
Views: 1354

Re: Note values in Schumann

The last system appears to be quite crowded, but some of this is because Dorico is not doing a good job spacing the cross staff accompaniment. -------------------------------------------------------- I wonder if Ben neglected to check the "optical spacing for cross staff notes" box. For some reason ...
by RMK
25 Feb 2020, 12:21
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Funny notations 😁
Replies: 7
Views: 3156

Re: Funny notations 😁

Anders Hedelin wrote:
25 Feb 2020, 10:28
Hindemith.JPG
Would suit some, no doubt.
Actually this is a great piece. My daughter played it on her senior recital. (Hindemith Sonata for Solo Viola, Op.25, No.1)
by RMK
24 Dec 2019, 20:53
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Violin Family - String Numbering
Replies: 8
Views: 3270

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: 3270

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: 2949

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: 2949

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: 2483

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: 1638

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: 1668

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: 781

Re: The G.P.

Merriam-webster is incorrect.