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by Fred G. Unn
09 Jan 2018, 14:38
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Pitch bracket notation
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Pitch bracket notation

From your link: "The pitch of a note, however, is not relative to the pitch of the previous note. Rather, it is relative only to the staff lines. Musicians learn to recognize common pitch intervals between notes but only by referencing the staff lines. So you might say that the pitch dimension is no...
by Fred G. Unn
09 Jan 2018, 14:03
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Does score quality influence performance?
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Does score quality influence performance?

Parts that are inadequate and lose rehearsal time are another matter. I'm also doubtful it affects an actual performance much but it certainly affects sightreading, rehearsals, and the effort the musicians will spend on new music. Years ago I used to play in the ensemble for the BMI Composer's Work...
by Fred G. Unn
06 Dec 2017, 21:21
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

@Fred, that’s correct. Only the USB dongle will allow you to use Dorico on multiple machines. Thanks, that's what I thought. Not a major inconvenience provided I don't lose the thing, but it would be nice if they would switch to a system that will allow two activations, like some of their competito...
by Fred G. Unn
06 Dec 2017, 19:09
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

Looks like it's coming along! I'm tempted to buy it. If I need to be able to use it on both a desktop and a laptop, I have to buy the boxed version with the dongle, right? There's still no registration scheme that allows the user to have it installed on two computers?
by Fred G. Unn
19 Nov 2017, 22:34
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: On style guides
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: On style guides

Sorry for jumping in between, but Fred - do you have these guides that we can obtain somehow? The Schirmer guide is available for sale: https://classicalondemand.com/manual-of-style.html The Boosey guide is only for in house distribution, but ... there are copies floating around. OCTO, you posted t...
by Fred G. Unn
16 Nov 2017, 16:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: On style guides
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: On style guides

Would you be providing a template file, or is this recreating your style from scratch? IME the most common situation I encounter is when I've had to hire a team to extract parts or help with editing, so I provide the files with my settings already applied, and then screenshots and examples of parts ...
by Fred G. Unn
16 Nov 2017, 12:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: On style guides
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: On style guides

Does anyone feel like getting this thread going again? I didn't mean for my comment to sort of shut things down, I was just pointing out the wide variation in the comprehensiveness of style guides. I have quite a few of them and have created quite a few for co-workers on various jobs so I'd also be ...
by Fred G. Unn
09 Nov 2017, 15:17
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Engraving in MuseScore
Replies: 21
Views: 2400

Re: Engraving in MuseScore

Did you start yet? Are you going to give updates on the experience as you go, or just post after the job is completed? I've never used MuseScore so I'm sort of curious how it goes.
by Fred G. Unn
08 Nov 2017, 21:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: On style guides
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: On style guides

How comprehensive of a style guide are you looking to discuss? I mean, "Behind Bars" started as the Faber style guide and it's 676 pgs long. The Boosey guide is 146 pgs, Schirmer 103, and UE only 23. I've created many brief style guides for co-workers on different jobs that are simply a few screenca...
by Fred G. Unn
26 Oct 2017, 12:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 53
Views: 5968

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

I've seen big band composers write to, followed by the beat number, to instruct players to hold a note full length. This seems a bit cumbersome to me, but seems to work in a jazz context. Even more common in a jazz context is a simple notation such as "-3," "-4.5," etc. to mean "off on 3" or "off o...