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by John Ruggero
22 Apr 2019, 01:29
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Binding of scores (loose sheets)
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Binding of scores (loose sheets)

Spiral or coil binding? The music lies flat, spirals and coils are available in all sizes and I see quite inexpensive machines over at Amazon, Good ones last forever. I use mine constantly. Add heavy card stock covers for strength.
by John Ruggero
11 Apr 2019, 10:56
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note

Thanks for your interest, David.

OCTO.,. I have my own publishing company, Cantilena Press. www.cantilenapress.com. The music is printed.
by John Ruggero
08 Apr 2019, 11:14
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note

Whereas I hear: Chopin op 10 no 8 example.jpeg As explained in my original post, those who hear only a diminished seventh chord at this point, usually prefer the C natural since Chopin has used only scale tones for the passing notes in all the previous broken chords. However, having achieved a C# in...
by John Ruggero
05 Apr 2019, 12:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note

OCTO, we probably have a very different orientation when it comes to harmonic vs. decorative notes. For me, having passing tones occurring at different times within a single harmony is not at all invalid. In any case, consider then that there are two different "harmonies" within each beat of beats t...
by John Ruggero
14 Mar 2019, 22:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note

Several controversial notes occur at the end of Chopin's Etude op. 10 no. 8. Analysis proves helpful in dealing with the following one: Chopin Etude op 10 no 8 MS.jpg At the asterisk in measure 60, many editions (including the New Polish National Edition) have felt that the composer omitted a natura...
by John Ruggero
15 Feb 2019, 23:53
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale: Not dead, just resting
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Finale: Not dead, just resting

Command (or CTRL) 0 to show/hide the panels. But I NEED those panels, and I need to arrange them on two monitors so that I can work more productively in Dorico. In my opinion, Finale, despite its imperfections, still sets the bar for GUI music engraving. While the Dorico team is clearly motivated b...
by John Ruggero
14 Feb 2019, 22:56
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale: Not dead, just resting
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Finale: Not dead, just resting

I just hope Finale hangs around long enough to apply the necessary pressure to Dorico to add the things that prevent me from using it. What Dorico does, it does superbly; what it can't do is often impossible to implement with a workaround. And inflexibility is an issue with Dorico, not just a MakeMu...
by John Ruggero
12 Feb 2019, 16:52
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: A Thickness Illusion: Horizontal Is Perceived as Thicker than Vertical
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Re: A Thickness Illusion: Horizontal Is Perceived as Thicker than Vertical

Very interesting and something to be taken into consideration in music engraving. Thanks Pianista.
by John Ruggero
12 Feb 2019, 16:37
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Dorico forum?

Hi David. Jump on in, the water's fine. I have been devoting most of my free time to the 30-day trial and enjoying it a lot. Dorico is complex, but quite logical and fairly intuitive. And when it becomes arcane, Daniel and the kind forum members are there to help.
by John Ruggero
08 Jan 2019, 13:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Accidentals in early Berg
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: Accidentals in early Berg

I think you are right, dfan, the D chord is operating as a neighbor chord within a E dominant chord rather than the reverse.