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by Fred G. Unn
23 Feb 2021, 12:49
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Philosophy of Music Notation
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Philosophy of Music Notation

OCTO wrote:
23 Feb 2021, 08:32
Sorry, what is next to Karkoschka? Charles...?
Sorry for the bad pic. That's "Extended Notation" by Christian Dimpker (2013) ISBN-13 : 978-3643903020
by Fred G. Unn
22 Feb 2021, 21:01
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat slurs
Replies: 36
Views: 11495

Re: Flat slurs

If the software can take it to the next level of making them optically correct, then that makes me happy. What about the current push for "variable" fonts? Do you see any possibility of a variable SMufL font, or is that way too much effort to develop and too complicated for Dorico to support? I sti...
by Fred G. Unn
22 Feb 2021, 20:09
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Philosophy of Music Notation
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Philosophy of Music Notation

I guess I'm not entirely sure what Alan is asking for with "philosophy" but the Pierre Boulez lecture on "Notation, Transcription, Invention" (1991-2) published in English as a chapter in the book Music Lessons (2019) probably fits the bill. (ISBN-13 : 978-0226672595) Some of these address the philo...
by Fred G. Unn
08 Nov 2020, 18:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: 3/4 Piano notation question
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: 3/4 Piano notation question

Thanks! I'll use the ties.
by Fred G. Unn
07 Nov 2020, 19:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: 3/4 Piano notation question
Replies: 2
Views: 469

3/4 Piano notation question

I'm aware of the standard convention that when notating syncopated rhythms in 3/4 you are supposed to show at least 2 beats. (Gould pg 168) I just wanted to clarify how everyone here applies that to piano music, or any other instrument with 2 staves. Does a beat in another staff count as exposing th...
by Fred G. Unn
02 Dec 2019, 17:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: varied repetition
Replies: 9
Views: 4229

Re: varied repetition

Gould says:
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I've also seen it just done with a hyphen or some sort of divider when the intent is clear:
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Or am I not understanding your question?
by Fred G. Unn
30 Nov 2019, 02:23
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)
Replies: 13
Views: 7551

Re: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)

orchestracomposer wrote:
29 Nov 2019, 16:41
Wow! Thank you very much, Fred!
You're welcome! (It's sort of an open secret here but "Fred G. Unn" = phrygian, so I'm not really Fred :) )
by Fred G. Unn
30 Nov 2019, 02:14
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Octave transposing clef design?
Replies: 11
Views: 6952

Re: Octave transposing clef design?

“Do not use these clefs to replace genuine octave transpositions (Britten used them in his late scores, especially for piano and harp). The clefs tend to go unnoticed, as the player is unaccustomed to reading them.” I am banging my head as I write this, but he has suggested some "Note change of cle...
by Fred G. Unn
29 Nov 2019, 15:13
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)
Replies: 13
Views: 7551

Re: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)

Interesting! Thank you for this information. I am especially curious about the chapter "TimeSaving and TimeWasting". Here are scans of the last two chapters of the book: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49141509533_8d2997ba88_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49142203952_f332c484f0_b.jpg...
by Fred G. Unn
29 Nov 2019, 04:12
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)
Replies: 13
Views: 7551

Re: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)

I have already assembled a reading-list composed of the following authors: William Gamble, Karl Hader, Antony Donato, Ted Ross, Clinton Roemer, Ken J. Williams, Kurt Stone, Elaine Gould (for the time being, I have no intention to read Gardner Read). My own perspective on these: Gamble: I have the 1...