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by Fred G. Unn
06 Dec 2017, 21:21
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 16
Views: 361

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: 16
Views: 361

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: 425

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: 425

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: 425

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: 552

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: 425

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: 52
Views: 1690

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...
by Fred G. Unn
21 Oct 2017, 20:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 52
Views: 1690

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

I hope I don't start getting routinely asked for these, although I do usually offer a low grade playback file to the non-musician part of any cross-art collaboration. It seems pretty routine for me now. Most of the time I'm working in Finale and I have Garritan Personal Orchestra, Jazz & Big Band, ...
by Fred G. Unn
21 Oct 2017, 14:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 52
Views: 1690

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

OCTO. perhaps implied in your post is that computer-composers have to notate everything literally for exact computer playback. Then they treat musicians iike computers. "Music" like this should stay on computers for other computers to listen to. For a lot of jobs now, a fairly detailed audio mock-u...