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by Vaughan
30 May 2016, 09:46
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Music spacing definition by Helene Wanske
Replies: 19
Views: 7518

Re: Music spacing definition by Helene Wanske

Interesting discussion! Very good engraving example, Knut. I agree that a slight amount of extra space before and after the barlines yields a slightly quieter Notenbild (is there a good word for this in English?), although too much interrupts the flow of the music. With few exceptions I would genera...
by Vaughan
18 Dec 2015, 14:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Various Line Settings
Replies: 71
Views: 21848

Re: Various Line Settings

Sorry I didn't respond earlier but there's so much to follow (in addition to a busy concert schedule)! My reason for using Engraver NH at 22 points was that I like the width and I think they are better in balance with the beams which come across to me as being too bold together with the Maestro NH. ...
by Vaughan
14 Dec 2015, 15:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Various Line Settings
Replies: 71
Views: 21848

Re: Various Line Settings

Minion Pro is a favourite of mine, as well. As elegant as classic Garamond but a bit more modern.
by Vaughan
14 Dec 2015, 13:53
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Staff line thickness
Replies: 15
Views: 7507

Re: Staff line thickness

After years of engraving, I've pretty much arrived at similar settings to Peter's. Mine are 0.1 for staff lines, 0.125 for stems, 0.145 for ledger lines and 0.16 for barlines. This is for 6-7 cm. staff height. @OCTO: no, notation isn't composing, and I agree with the sentiment 'to each his own profe...
by Vaughan
14 Dec 2015, 12:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Various Line Settings
Replies: 71
Views: 21848

Re: Various Line Settings

Good heavens, while I was writing the above (and, admittedly, eating lunch), there were more than 6 posts added! Lively discussion! The idea of adapting line settings to size reduction is excellent and very much in the spirit of hundreds of years of good engraving. As such, John's settings are very ...
by Vaughan
14 Dec 2015, 12:19
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Various Line Settings
Replies: 71
Views: 21848

Re: Various Line Settings

Interesting discussion. I think that lines should vary between guiding the eye (staff lines) and catching the eye (stems, beams, ledger lines). The former shouldn't be too thick, as they are constant and therefore don't need emphasis. As such, I find ± 0.1 spaces for staff lines to be a good thickne...
by Vaughan
23 Oct 2015, 14:34
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Making Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 5276

Re: Making Notes

VaughanM wrote:Carefully thought-out default settings could create a lot more beauty/less ugliness for relatively little effort.
Amen!
by Vaughan
23 Oct 2015, 11:40
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Making Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 5276

Re: Making Notes

I've been following Daniel Spreadbury's blog with much interest and fascination, as well. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to the release of his program with great anticipation. Fin and Sib are both very old programs and still full of legacy code and throwbacks to old user interfaces and remnant...
by Vaughan
22 Oct 2015, 15:54
Forum: News
Topic: Testing
Replies: 1
Views: 1767

Re: Testing

OCTO wrote:////////
Very nice, Octo! Thanks for explaining how it works. I wouldn't have known to have pressed Post Reply first.
by Vaughan
22 Oct 2015, 15:51
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: crowded voices
Replies: 17
Views: 9380

Re: crowded voices

Good point, John. The crossing voices could be looked upon as a kind of deal-breaker for notating the passage on one staff, and I concur with the desire for notational consistency.